Buffalo Summer are thrilled to announce the release of their second single ‘Hit The Ground Running’ today, 28th February 2020. The track is taken from Buffalo Summer’s forthcoming third and monumental album Desolation Blue, due for release on 27th March 2020, via Silver Lining Music.
‘Hit The Ground Running’is the perfect track to showcase the new record. The track perfectly captures the band’s sound: quintessential rock ‘n’ roll, tinted with blues echoes and Southern reminiscences. Captivating hooks and groovy riffs cohesively flow and blend with Hunt’s gritty vocals to create the perfect rock anthem.
Frontman Andrew Hunt comments: “We wrote the song at a sound-check in Frankfurt. The groove of this track is right in the pocket. It causes unstoppable head-nodding. We affectionately have our own name for it: The Gannet.”
With their unique air of mystery and magic enveloped by some of the warmest and most addictive rolling riffs this side of the planet, Desolation Blue was recorded capturing the band’s energy at its very best – live off the floor at Rockfield Studios and Monnow Valley Studio in Wales. Produced by Barrett Martin (The Screaming Trees) once more, and predominantly engineered by Tom Manning, the sessions took just 5 days, giving Desolation Blue an electric, spontaneous edge.
Whether quoting Bukowski or throwing down the sort of thick, warm, swervy-curvy grooves that will have bikers revving their engines and patchouli-scented rockers rollin’ their bodies to the riffs, Desolation Blue is a masterfully mature step-up for Buffalo Summer. The first single, ‘Everybody’s Out For Number 1’, brims with the sort of cocky, hip-swinging attitude, and overall, from the bewitching guitars of ‘Deep Water’ to the boot-stomping, lip-curling snarl of ‘Hit The Ground Running’ and classic rock swagger of ‘Untouchable’, Buffalo Summer have forged a dozen songs that will accent your life with the sort of freedom and attitude great classic rock ‘n’ roll brings.
Excited to bring Desolation Blue on the road, Buffalo Summer are embarking on a string of UK dates, kicking off in their hometown of Swansea on February 28th. Full dates are below; tickets available here
UK Tour Dates:
28th February – Sin City, Swansea
5th March – The Pier, Ilfracombe
6th March – The Station, Cannock
7th March – The Tivoli Venue, Buckley
8th March – B2 VENUE NORWICH, Norwich
10th March – The Black Heart, London
11th March – Waterloo Music Bar Blackpool, Blackpool
12th March – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
13th March – Nightrain, Bradford
14th March – Corporation Sheffield, Sheffield
15th March – The Patriot, Crumlin
DESOLATION BLUE TRACK LISTING:
1. The Power & The Greed
2. Hit The Ground Running
3. If Walls Could Speak
4. The Mirror
5. When You Walk Away
6. Last To Know
7. Dark Valentine
8. Deep Water
9. Everybody’s Out For Number 1
11. The Bitter End
12. Pilot Light
Desolation Blueis available on CD and digital formats. Pre-orders are available at this location.
RECORDED AT: Rockfield Studios & Monnow Valley Studio, UK
PRODUCED BY: Barrett Martin
ENGINEERED BY: Tom Manning
MIXED BY: Tom Manning, David Radahd-Jones and Ulrich Wild