Husky / Punchbuzz
Album: Punchbuzz   Collection:General
Artist:Husky   Added:Mar 2018
Label:Nevado Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-03-19 Pull Date: 2018-05-21
Week Ending: May 20 May 13 May 6 Apr 29 Apr 22 Apr 15 Apr 8 Apr 1
Airplays: 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 24, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
4. Oct 11, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler (rebroadcast from Mar 8, 2019)
Spaces Between Heartbeats
2. Oct 28, 2022: KZSU Time Traveler
5. Feb 05, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler
3. Jun 03, 2022: KZSU Time Traveler
Spaces Between Heartbeats
6. Feb 21, 2020: KZSU Time Traveler

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2018-03-14
“Punchbuzz” Husky
Melbourne indie pop-rock duo are back with their third full-length release. Husky Gawenda (lead vocals, guitar) and Gideon Preiss (keys, vocals) continue to build from their folky beginnings to incorporate synthesizers and a variety of electronic sounds and effects on this solid 10-song set. Some really excellent tracks in this cohesive collection of music. RIYL: Fleet Foxes, Crosby, Stills & Nash’s harmonies, ethereal feeling of The War on Drugs, even some psychedelic bands such as Pink Floyd.
— Francis

Recommended: 1, 4, 2, 7, 10, 9. No FCCs noted.

1. (3:26) Ghost — Warm and welcoming, melodic pulsing synth pop-rock. Soothing, mellow vocals. Catchy choruses. ****
2. (3:41) Shark Fin — Frenetic, Flashdance-like electronic drum beats under jangly guitar riffs. Cool harmonies in lead break. ***
3. (3:52) Punchbuzz — Slower tempo. Liquid synths over shimmering synth strings. Intriguing rhythm built on plucked bass and drums.
4. (4:02) Late Night Store — Light and crisp, with changes of pace and plenty of hooks. Taut, chirpy synths. Stop-and-go rhythm. Magnetic hooks. ****
5. (5:32) Cut the Air — Spooky feeling with fingerpicked guitar and fleeting synth arpeggios that float into the atmosphere. Builds into a light prog-psyche sound.
6. (3:46) Splinters in the Fire — Synth pop-folk with strummy and jangly guitars, and electronic effects flickering in counterpoint.
7. (4:04) Walking in your Sleep — A nod to Fleetwood Mac in its opening guitar licks and bass and drum pattern. Breezy vocals. Bell-like keys. 1970s feeling. ***
8. (4:09) Cracks in the Pavement — Fingerpicked guitar. Brooding harmonies. Eerie minor keys throughout.
9. (3:46) Flower Drum — Bright and upbeat with a groovy, drum-heavy vibe somewhere between the 1960s and today. Hazy, mesmerizing synths. Fun clacking and clapping. ***
10. (4:27) Spaces Between Heartbeats — Experimental and ethereal. Warped synths rise, fall and swirl over a vaguely Caribbean rhythm. Moody lyrics about lovers on a beach. References to ghosts tie this closing song to the album opener. Nice! ***

Track Listing
1. Ghost   6. Splinters In The Fire
2. Shark Fin   7. Walking In Your Sleep
3. Punchbuzz   8. Cracks In The Pavement
4. Late Night Store   9. Flower Drum
5. Cut The Air   10. Spaces Between Heartbeats