The Buoys’ sophomore EP is an excellent power-driven, gut-punching record

Photo by April Josie

After a string of singles and countless shows across the country over the past couple of years, we’ve been anticipating the next big release from The Buoys - and just last month the Sydney band delivered - and it’s excellent.

All This Talking Gets Us Nowhere is a sixteen-minute EP chock-full of melodic hooks and gut-punching lyrics, packaged in a power-driven performance that is sure to win over the ears and attention of anyone that listens. The band touches on themes of gender inequality and empowerment across the sophomore record, which is where we see some of the immediately memorable moments come out in the anthemic lyrics. Take this line from their earlier single Inside Outside:

I’m just trying to say that I don’t want your fucking opinion about anything

That moment in the song is followed by an undeniably catchy bass line that I remember upon hearing for the first time got stuck in my head for days. It’s all I could think about was that song. And going back a step - you can really take any part of any song from this record and you’ll find something great. Like on the song Wah you get a jam-packed punk track with a lighting speed delivery that is sure to set every stage amp on fire. And on Linda you get a stadium-filling sound from start to finish that comes with a face-melting guitar solo.

As I was scrolling through Instagram earlier, I saw a comment on one of The Buoys most recent photos that said something along the lines of how this band goes all out and sets up for one of the best night’s of live music. And I couldn’t agree more. I’ve seen The Buoys a few times now and each time they’ve completely filled and owned the room every time.

Speaking of which, The Buoys recently celebrated the release of their EP with a sold out show at The Lansdowne in their hometown of Sydney, with a second, also sold out performance coming up next Friday. And this is all off the back of non-stop performing with appearances at BIGSOUND, Party In The Paddock, and of course my favourite weekend in the world - No Front Fences 2019.

Set this up to some speakers, turn the volume up, and listen to All This Talking Gets Us Nowhere in full and you’ll surely fall in love with it as I have.

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