It would have been great to have made it to SXSW back in March but regrettably it was not to be. The closest I got was a series of tales from a friend who had played at it and a long list of bands that I’ve been meaning to check out. One such band is the Oxford Town based trio Young Buffalo who managed to catch my eye during the barrage of tweets, blogposts and articles that I read during festival time.
Though the group are fairly new on the scene, and by the looks of things, quite young themselves – they’re already showing an incredible knack for playing great tunes. Check out their rendition of Broken Social Scenes’ Anthems for a 17-Year-Old Girl for example. Being a huge fan of BSS I’d normally steer well clear of cover versions but this one totally kills it. The guys manage to wrap the tune around a wonderful three-part harmony and pull off the songs beautiful slow-build with an effortless charm that works perfectly. You can listen to more of their stuff over on bandcamp and keep your eyes peeled for these guys in the future. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more great things from them very soon.