Melbourne five-piece Buckley Ward’s second album So Pretend is the sound of bittersweet; 70% sugar, 30% sadness. They create gorgeous, sun-kissed indie-pop with the power to make you rethink your entire life, right up until the moment you pressed play. In the world of So Pretend, there’s no past, no future and endless possibility. Buckley Ward take a series of assured decisions with this release, evolving to include the incorporation of exciting influences and instrumentation to their previous folk sound.
A slower mid-month week but with a good mix of both home-grown acts such as Audego, Shelley Segal and Cam Butler and big internationals like Green Day. Make sure have a look to see what's out!
Buckley Ward will be launching their new album So Pretend across a number of their favourite local venues when they head out on the road this April.
We have a pile of new live show announcements for you on this Friday, and we kick things off with three hotly anticipated Soundwave sideshows... for more details about these shows, head to the Soundwave Official Website.
After a year locked away crafting their sophomore release Buckley Ward have emerged victorious, brandishing a new line-up and a new single.
Local five piece Buckley Ward have unleashed a winner with their new single "So Pretend". The lush instrumentation and delicate arrangements soothe as they swirl amidst heavenly vocals and beguiling tribal rhythms.
"So Pretend" is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head but never grows old with its gentle atmospherics and comforting vibe that displays the band's talent for nailing sweet pop tunes with an air of eclecticism. It's a strong sign of better things to come when Buckley Ward release their debut LP in the near future.
Review Score: 8/10