Premiere: Meet Brisbane's The Buzzing Towers, who unveil a new single, Canopy
After releasing a self-titled debut EP last year, their new single is a taste of work to come - and there's a lot to be excited about.
Pardon the pun here, but Brisbane-based band The Buzzing Towers are a group with a tonne of buzz around them. They shared a pair of brilliant singles back in 2019, with their debut single Sooner or Later and its follow-up Chasing The Sun offering glimpses of their craft as an introduction to the group and their sound. Then, came their self-titled debut EP last year; a four-track release capturing the heart of their lively alt-rock sound and how they're able to mould it with splashes of punk, grunge, indie and pop to bring it into new realms - something that comes from the band's wide-ranging spread of influences and inspiration.
Even their live show had the opportunity to thrive amongst the depths of lockdown last year, with a string of shows early in the year joined by plenty more in 2020's second half: shows with Venice On Fire, JUNE, The Dead Love, Semantics and more giving them the opportunity to showcase a show which has become crucial to the band's blossoming (they are one of those acts whose sound seems to translate perfectly into live energy, according to all reports we've heard).
Now, they make a move in 2021 with the release of a new single Canopy, their first single since their self-titled debut EP and the first taste of their forthcoming next EP, scheduled for release later this year. It's a brilliant return from the group that pushes the boundaries in a lot of ways, capturing an explosive edge to the group - one that no doubt thrives in their aforementioned live shows - as they really double down into the energetic side of the work, something that ties itself nicely into the song's lyrics too.
"Canopy is about pushing beyond your limits," the band say on the single, one where the band themselves feel like they're being pushed beyond what we've seen from them in the past. "Finding the courage to swallow your pride in ‘scary’ crossroads we sometimes face in life and going for what you actually want."
As mentioned, Canopy is the first look of a big year planned for the group, with another EP and plenty more releases to come before the year's out. There's also more live music action happening too; the group launching the song at Tomcat on April 30th, joined by close pals including Bad Neighbour and more. It's a free show that you can find more information to on their Facebook below, but in the meantime, take a listen to Canopy as it premieres on Pilerats below, ahead of its full release tomorrow, April 22nd.
Tell us about yourself?
We are a 4 piece band making Brisrock by the Brown Snake.
What’s your music like? What does it sound like? What kind of themes does it usually cover?
Our music channels positivity to navigate our way through experiences as 4 young Brisbanites.
What are your production and writing processes usually like?
Zac will bring some riffage to rehearsals (the skeleton of a song) and the rest of us piece it all together with our personal touch, resulting in the Towers sound.
Can you tell us a bit about your new single, Canopy?
Canopy is about pushing beyond your limits. Finding the courage to swallow your pride in the ‘scary’ crossroads we sometimes face in life and going for what you actually want.
What do you have planned for 2021?
You can expect a lot of activity from us for the rest of the year. We have a bank of bangers that we can’t wait to share with everyone! Playing live is something this band thrives on, so sharing more times with this amazing music scene and artists within is definitely a focus.
What do you want people to take away from your work?
We want people to feel uplifted and rejuvenated. This song takes the first steps in making our unique mark in the music scene.
Where can we find more of your music?
You can find us on most of your favourite music platforms.