Melbourne band Buchanan have released new single ‘Par Avion’ from their acclaimed debut album, Human Spring. The single follows on the heels of a busy couple of months for the band, including east coast headline tour, North American radio chart success, and a colourful showcase at this year’s BIGSOUND festival.
Speaking of their recent tour and playing live again, “We were incredibly excited to take this album on the road and to cities we’d never played before”, says lead singer Josh Simons. “The recorded versions of our songs have a lot going on, so for the live show we tore it apart, and honed in on what made each song special, building it back up from there. It’s a very energetic show!“.
Co-produced by Simons and Catherine Marks (Foals, Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers) the album Human Spring was recorded across seven different studios, with the bulk of the work done between Tender Trap studios in Northcote and Simons’ home garage studio. “I really wanted to evolve past the DIY production of our first couple of EP’s” explains Simons. And what better way to step it up than to have it mixed on an analogue desk by Andy Baldwin (Bjork, Midnight Juggernauts) and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Radiohead, Coldplay, LCD Soundsystem) at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.
Buchanan is Josh Simons (lead vocals, guitar and piano), Luke Shields (guitar), Miles de Carteret (bass) and Tom Crimmins (drums).
‘Par Avion’ and its accompanying video is out now and available for purchase on iTunes. I suggest you check it out…