Sounding like you hope and dream, South Welsh rockers Buffalo Summer will be releasing their third-and-monumental – album Desolation Blue on March 27th 2020 through Silver Lining Music.
With their unique air of mystery and magic enveloped by some of the warmest and most addictive rolling riffs this side of the planet, Desolation Bluewas recorded capturing the band’s energy at its very best – live off the floor at Rockfield Studios and Monnow Valley Studio in Wales. Produced by Barrett Martin (The Screaming Trees) once more, and predominantly engineered by Tom Manning, the sessions took just 5 days, giving Desolation Bluean electric, spontaneous edge.
Andrew Hunt (vocals), Jonny Williams (guitar), Darren King (bass) and Gareth Hunt (drums) are joined on the album by Peter Buck (REM) with a 12 string guitar on “The Bitter End” plus mandolin on “Last To Know”, Kelby Ray Caldwell (The Cadillac Three) with lap steel on “Hit The Ground Running”, Emma Bryden with cello on “Last To Know” and “Pilot Light” plus Barrett Martin stepping out of the production chair to play some percussion, vibraphone and Fender Rhodes & Hammond organ across the board.
Whether quoting Bukowski or throwing down the sort of thick, warm, swervy-curvy grooves that will have bikers revving their engines and patchouli-scented rockers rollin’ their bodies to the riffs, Desolation Blue is a masterfully mature step-up for Buffalo Summer.
The first single, “Everybody’s Out For Number 1”, brims with the sort of cocky, hip-swinging attitude, and overall, from the bewitching guitars of “Deep Water” to the boot-stomping, lip-curling snarl of “Hit The Ground Running” and classic rock swagger of “Untouchable”, Buffalo Summer have forged a dozen songs that will accent your life with the sort of freedom and attitude great classic rock ‘n’ roll brings.
Excited to bring Desolation Blue to the world, Buffalo Summer will be embarking on a string of UK dates from February 2020, kicking off in their hometown of Swansea.
Full dates are below; tickets available here
UK Tour Dates:
28thFebruary – Sin City, Swansea
5thMarch – The Pier, Ilfracombe
6thMarch – The Station, Cannock
7thMarch – The Tivoli Venue, Buckley
8thMarch – B2 VENUE NORWICH, Norwich
10thMarch – The Black Heart, London
11thMarch – Waterloo Music Bar Blackpool, Blackpool
12thMarch – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
13thMarch – Nightrain, Bradford
14thMarch – Corporation Sheffield, Sheffield
15th March – The Patriot, Crumlin
DESOLATION BLUE TRACK LISTING:
1. The Power & The Greed
2. Hit The Ground Running
3. If Walls Could Speak
4. The Mirror
5. When You Walk Away
6. Last To Know
7. Dark Valentine
8. Deep Water
9. Everybody’s Out For Number 1
11. The Bitter End
12. Pilot Light
Desolation Blueis available on CD and digital formats, for pre-order options, go to this location.
RECORDED AT: Rockfield Studios & Monnow Valley Studio, UK
PRODUCED BY: Barrett Martin
ENGINEERED BY: Tom Manning
MIXED BY: Tom Manning, David Radahd-Jones and Ulrich Wild
Buffalo Summer is:
Andrew Hunt – Vocals
Jonny Williams – Guitar
Darren King – Bass
Gareth Hunt – Drums
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