‘Low Grade Buzz’ is the gorgeous, melodic and slow-burning title track from Huntly’s debut album, Low Grade Buzz, to be released 15 March. ‘Low Grade Buzz’ is an ethereal ballad that communicates life’s bittersweet ache, a blissful comedown the day after a euphoric night. Listen below!
Singer and songwriter Elspeth explains, “It was written while I lay in Tempelhof airfield in Berlin after a night out, accompanied by a dinky Yamaha keyboard I bought from an op shop and carried around Europe with me. It’s about fullness and emptiness and being a bit strung out after staying up all night”
Whilst Elspeth sings of solace and sorrow, co-producers and band members Charlie and Andy replicate this melancholy and nostalgia through a soundscape which is both ambient and modulated – encapsulating that ‘low grade buzz’ feeling.
Andy explains, “This song fades into the sounds of the studio where we made most of this album at the end – sounds that to me are the ‘low grade buzz’ of the world we live in – a lawn mower, birds, the train passing, the wind chime… trying to place the listener gently back into the world at the end of the album”
Huntly have arrived with a carefully constructed and deeply personal debut album. Working between the margins of pop, R&B, techno and drum & bass, the album crafts narratives that shift suddenly in perspective and sound whilst still full of satisfying hooks and thumping codas. Low Grade Buzz is available for pre-order here.
Huntly have built an underground reputation as one of Australia’s most evocative and dynamic live electronic acts – and you can catch them at the following festival dates below.
Listen / purchase ‘Low Grade Buzz’: https://huntly.lnk.to/lowgradebuzz
HUNTLY LIVE SHOWS
Sunday 20 January
Midsumma Festival, Victoria
Saturday 2 February
Unicorns Festival – Northcote Town Hall, Victoria
Friday 15 February
The Grampians Music Festival, Victoria