Sydney quartet The Buoys have shared stellar renditions of “Bad Habit”, “Lie to Me Again”, and “Drive Me Home” for the latest instalment of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home following a year which has seen live shows become a rarity.
Although live shows haven’t exactly been forthcoming for the New South Wales group, The Buoys – that is, bassist Courtney Cunningham, guitarist Hilary Geddes, drummer Tess Wilkin, and guitarist and vocalist Zoe Catterall – have proven their worth as one of the hardest-working groups in the game, with this year bringing with it their second EP in the space of a year.
Releasing Unsolicited Advice For Your DIY Disaster earlier this month, the six-track EP is a collection of songs that show exactly why The Buoys have become favourites amongst Aussie music fans in recent years.
“It starts with the admission of leaning into bad habits and fantasies, and moves on to big ouch heart break, and then onto questioning what is important to you or what you want, before finishing on the realisation that you are happy where you ended up,” Catterall explains of the EP.
“Top to bottom in a way it outlines the relationship you have with yourself when going through the motions of navigating life, and your connection with others but mostly yourself.”
With the EP out in the world now, The Buoys have donated some of their time to offer up a brief set showcasing some of the highlights from the new release. Recording in Wilkin’s room, the group kick things off with renditions of “Bad Habit” and “Lie to Me Again” before fittingly bringing it all home with latest single, “Drive Me Home”
“I was messing around with an acoustic in bed when I came up with the riff,” Geddes explained of the track recently. “It had a pretty different vibe and feel to what we‘d worked on together in the past, so I nearly didn’t send it to the girls because I wasn’t sure if they’d be into it. I remember trying to capture a sort of yearning that’s also wrapped up in a bit of joy. Something makes you feel warm and fuzzy amidst the melancholy.”
Check out The Buoys’ performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, their new EP, Unsolicited Advice For Your DIY Disaster, was released earlier this month.