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With the release of their new album Punchbuzz a little over a month away, Husky today bring news of a national tour to fans and share the visionary video for their current single ’Ghost’ which premiered overnight via KCRW in the US.

‘Ghost’ has enjoyed a warm welcome into the world so far. It was premiered via triple j’s Veronica and Lewis along with Clash Music in the UK, and has since received airplay at triple j and double j, amongst a host of additions to Apple Music and Spotify playlists. The rhythmic, driving song sets the scene for Husky’s third album Punchbuzz, out June 2. ‘Ghost’ follows popular first single ‘Late Night Store’ which has amassed just under 2.5 million streams on Spotify since its release last year as well as additions a number of notable playlists.

The impressive, cleverly animated video was produced by Melbourne production house Dropbear, and sees Husky and Gideon entering a dreamlike and surreal Day of the Dead inspired realm. Director Jonathan Chong was inspired by the song’s evocative lyrics.

The idea came from my interpretation of the song. I wanted to do something relating to ghosts and spirits and thought that a Day of the Dead theme would tie in nicely. The icons and imagery associated with the Day of the Dead festival are really colourful and bold, which gives the animation the vibrancy I was aiming for, whilst also having some dark undertones. It’s a celebration of the departed in a way that is joyous, rather than a morbid celebration. The clip is animated as though each frame has been made from cross-stitch or a Mexican textile. – Jonathan Chong, Dropbear
 
VIDEO: ‘Ghost’ by Husky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55lGcfmQOv0&feature=youtu.be

Shaped by the duo’s recent experiences, Punchbuzz sees the band swapping their signature folk sound for streamlined indie rock that lopes ahead with widescreen atmosphere, dark lyrics, and newly muscled melodies. Sharp, lean, and driving, the album more than lives up to the dynamic imperative of its title.

The Punchbuzz tour will see Husky perform in full band mode, taking the album’s multi-layered sounds to audiences in metro and regional locations nation-wide. The band’s smaller, east-coast run of shows at the tail end of 2017 all sold-out. Supporting Husky on the run will be Mackay based singer/ songwriter and triple J Unearthed alumni Tia Gostelow and up-and-coming Sydney based band Hot Spoke. Local songwriter Teischa will open for the band in WA. Tickets are on-sale now.

Punchbuzz is out June 2 and available for pre-order via http://www.huskysongs.com.  It will be released via Embassy of Music (Bjork, Robyn, Asgeir) in the UK and Europe and through fellow indie Nevado Music in the US. 

HUSKY - PUNCHBUZZ TOUR DATES
With special guests Tia Gostelow, Hot Spoke & Teischa (WA shows only)

Tickets on sale now

Sat 17 June | Theatre Royal, Castlemaine (18+)
http://www.oztix.com.au
With special guests TBC

Fri 23 June | Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
http://www.cornerhotel.com
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 24 June | Jive Bar, Adelaide (18+)
http://www.moshtix.com.au
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Thu 29 June | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)
http://www.moshtix.com.au
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Fri 30 June | 48 Watt St, Newcastle (18+)
http://www.oztix.com.au
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Thu 6 July | Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen (18+)
http://www.bellowintermusic.com

Fri 7 July | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane (18+)
http://www.oztix.com.au
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 8 July | Sol Bar, Maroochydore (18+)
http://www.oztix.com.au
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 15 July | Grand Poobah, Hobart (18+)
http://www.moshtix.com.au
With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

Sat 22 July | Mojos, Fremantle (18+)
http://www.oztix.com.au
With Teischa

Sun 23 July | The Rosemount, Perth (18+)
http://www.oztix.com.au
With Teischa  
 
Punchbuzz tracklist:
Ghost
Shark Fin
Punchbuzz
Late Night Store
Cut The Air
Splinters In The Fire
Walking In Your Sleep
Cracks In The Pavement
Flower Drum
Spaces Between Heartbeats
Punchbuzz - Husky
Out Friday 2 June 2017 through Liberation Music
Available for pre-order here: https://smarturl.it/HuskyPunchbuzz