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Melbourne Duo Husky have just released their third studio album ‘Punchbuzz‘ and will be touring nationally through June/July, with a show here in Newcastle – Friday, June 30th at 48 Watt Street.

Husky ‘Punchbuzz’

Recorded in Melbourne with producer Matt Redlich, the captivating sound of ‘Punchbuzz’ is of a band re-birthed, having drawn upon new inspirations to deliver their most exciting and experimental record yet.

“We’ve been working on ‘Punchbuzz’ for the last year now and we’ve had a blast making this record. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always felt right. We’re proud of these songs and we’ve loved the adventure. Finally, people can hear it. It’s a sweet feeling.” – Husky Gawenda


‘Punchbuzz’ illustrates a new global sound for the duo, which is sure to thrill loyal listeners as well as earn new ones. The nocturnal life of a year on the road influenced its late-night feels, with moody soundscapes working in perfect harmony with a pulsing indie rock. Pair that with Husky’s surreal visual lyricism and once the final track concludes you’ll feel like you’ve woken from a particularly lucid dream. Punchbuzz follows on from 2011’s breakthrough debut Forever So (released internationally via SubPop) and 2014’s stellar sophomore Ruckers Hill.

“I tend to do a lot of my writing at night. There’s something about the night time, something happens when the sun goes down. Reason and logic depart, magic and mystery arrive.”

Punchbuzz has already struck a loving chord with critics and fans alike, who are applauding the record’s compelling songwriting and psychedelic alt-pop sounds. Lead single ‘Late Night Store’ reached high rotation on triple j and has now amassed 3 million streams across Spotify and Apple.

Music, featuring on massive playlists locally and internationally. Follow up single ‘Ghost’ was introduced by CLASH Magazine in the UK – whilst LA’s KCRW jumped on board to premiere the Day of the Dead themed video, which was recently praised on tech site Gizmodo for its innovative animation.  Punchbuzz has been the feature album this week on Double J and adoring reviews are flowing in.

Husky are sharing a series of live performance videos filmed at the Elsternwick Mansion to celebrate the record’s release. The upbeat and infectious ‘Shark Fin’ was premiered by Tone Deaf this week and it’s an exciting window into what we can expect from their forthcoming shows.  ‘Splinters In The Fire’ was featured in the first installment

Husky will be hitting the road throughout June/July to take the multi-layered sounds of Punchbuzz to audiences in both metro and regional areas of Australia. Support comes from rising star Tia Gostelow and Sydney’s buzz band Hot Spoke. Local songwriter Teischa will open in WA.

With special guests Tia Gostelow, Hot Spoke & Teischa (WA shows only)

Tickets on sale now | All shows 18+
For more tour info, click here

Sat 17 June | Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
With special guests TBC

Fri 23 June | Corner Hotel, Melbourne
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 24 June | Jive Bar, Adelaide
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Thu 29 June | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Fri 30 June | 48 Watt St, Newcastle 
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Thu 6 July | Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen

Fri 7 July | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane 
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 8 July | Sol Bar, Maroochydore 
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 15 July | Grand Poobah, Hobart
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 22 July | Mojos, Fremantle
With Teischa

Sun 23 July | The Rosemount, Perth
With Teischa

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