Three albums into their unique career, Husky are about to unveil a thrilling reinvention of themselves with Punchbuzz. The Melbourne band’s long-awaited return swaps their signature folksound for streamlined indie rock that lopes ahead with widescreen atmosphere, dark lyrics, and newly muscled melodies.
The product of both an influential year based in Berlin and a welcome return to Australia, Punchbuzz announces a bold stylistic turn while bolstering the robust song craft that won singer/guitarist Husky Gawenda the top prize in 2014’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition. These 10 new songs came together fast and hit hard, and Gawenda and keyboardist/collaborator Gideon Preiss jumped right on them to preserve that urgency. That approach yielded aset of tight-knit, experiential songs that were shaped by their nocturnal origins.