Yeah The Buoys!
Sydney’s finest exponents of nautical flotation device inspired punk music are here… They’re The Buoys… And they’re bloody excellent.
Soft Boy is the furious debut five track from our new favourite queens of four to the floor punk songs… The Buoys. Striking a balance of attitude and sensitivity, Soft Boy, serves as the perfect introduction to The Buoys and holds the torch high for female musicians with a no-fucks aesthetic that is hard not to draw comparison to with that of iconic mid-naughties punks The Spazzys.
Opening track and lead single Liar Liar slam into fuck bois with an unrelenting onslaught of of fuzzy guitars and bouncing drums that build a platform for nonchalant vocals to sound fed-up and fierce in equal measure upon.
Highlights come when the brakes are pulled up just a bit and vocalist Zoe Catterall is given space to flex her voice with a touch of sensitivity and vulnerability in both Not Tonight and Frequently. Hearing a lyric as undeniably lovely as “I wanna spend my life with you, get a house and a puppy too” after 4 songs of defeat, getting fucked around and being fed up is an uplifting end to a fantastic and fiery first offering from this brilliant femme outfit.
Soft Boy serves as a deceptively fun, fist in the air inducing, all round brilliant debut from a band we can't wait to hear plenty more from.
If you’re in Sydney you’ll be able to hear Soft Boy premiered live at Grassplot 2017 Saturday 2-3 December.
Follow The Buoys right here and stay tuned for a second EP in the not too distant future.