Like their name, it’s deceptively difficult to trace the sound of Melbourne indie-pop quintet Buckley back to its source. Deviance and derivation, vivacity and everyday tragedy; it's all there. For a year and a half, Jimmy Allen and his bande à part have been plotting their vision –– an aural semblance of life and listlessness in the city.
Instrumentally and stylistically versatile, Buckley is a musical chameleon. They sweep you up in the reckless joy of blood-pumping indie pop, stop you in your tracks with eloquent lyrics that catch in your throat, and give your senses a good hard slap with jungle beats you can feel in your nethers.
The band's opportunistic and always evolving writing and recording process ensures Buckley Ward's music consists of equal parts head and heart. Buckley is a band absorbing their musical landscape, giving it a talking to, and spitting out a sound that makes you feel at home, in a place you’ve never been before.
Buckley Ward's debut lp, So Pretend, will be out in early 2012.