Album Review: Husky – Punchbuzz (2017 LP)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard an album from Melbourne three piece Husky. In saying that, however, the three year wait has been completely worth it. They’ve strayed from their comfort zone in their latest LP, Punchbuzz, putting the folk vibes on the back burner to experiment with some unfamiliar tempos and rhythms. This 10-track collection is still essentially Husky, but with a more pronounced diversity.

“Ghost” and “Shark Fin” kick the album off with catchy riffs and warm lyricism, standing out as two of the top tracks from the get-go. Regardless of whether it’s the first, tenth or hundredth listen, these two tracks project such a powerful vibe that they demand to be played on repeat.

“Cut the Air” and “Cracks in the Pavement” offer up a more familiar sound, reminiscent of the band’s previous two albums. The balance of old and new Husky ensures both longtime and newfound fans have something to connect with on this album—introducing a fresh identity while making sure the essence of the band’s previous works remains couldn’t have been executed more seamlessly.

Punchbuzz is a whimsical melting pot of sounds, offering up something for all listeners. Whether you’re tuning in as a first timer or a diehard Husky fan, you’re guaranteed to find something on this album that will find its way onto your daily music rotation.

Review Score: 8.5 out of 10.

Punchbuzz is out now.