Sydney punks The Buoys have released their third single of the year, “Settle Petal”.
The very Australian-sounding track is about the frustration that comes with trying to get the truth out of someone, according to the band. “Much like a rose, with soft plush petals, and thorns that prick you when you least expect it, ‘Settle Petal’ has a lot of fun twists and turns,” they say.
“Settle Petal” follows previous 2023 singles “Fight Back Time” and “I Want You”, the former being a cool collaboration with Norway’s Sløtface.
The release of their new single comes ahead of The Buoys’ appearance at Spilt Milk Festival this weekend, while they’ll also support Royal Blood in Australia in December.
Earlier this month, three members of The Buoys talked to Rolling Stone AU/NZ about the importance of representation, processing big feelings, and why they’re excited to be involved with Movember.
“We might come into a room feeling pretty shitty, but by the time we’ve played a few songs, we’re all just grinning at each other. There’s nothing better than playing a gig together because you walk away from it and you’re like, ‘This is why I’m here,'” drummer Tess Wilkin said.
“That’s the best feeling. It’s so powerful, it’s so validating. Being in music can be great for mental health and building connections with people.”
The Buoys explained that helping people through difficult times was one of the reasons the band wanted to get involved in Movember.
“It’s important to allow space for people to talk about it because one of the things I’ve seen is how helpful that is for them to be able to work through whatever is going on in their own heads,” Wilkin added. “It’s really important to have compassion and time for people going through these experiences.”
The Buoys’ “Settle Petal” is out now via Arcadia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia.