Bristol producer/vocalist BUFFEE embraces club catharsis on new EPPosted on: 16 Nov 2023
Freshly signed to master tastemakers Spinny Nights (Grove, Nukuluk), BUFFEE’s debut EP, Victory Lap, sees her swing from syrupy glitch pop to crunchy industrial techno and everything in between.
A meandering and unpredictable journey throughout, Victory Lap sees BUFFEE processing the turmoil of her final teenage years into a rich tapestry of experimental club-ready music, blending hardstyle, glitch, electronica, industrial noise and deep-fried internet culture.
Victory Lap is out now on Spinny Nights, listen to the five-track EP HERE.
????URGH???? NOT ANOTHER GREAT SIGNING ????— Spinny Nights (@SpinnyNights) November 15, 2023
Gutted to announce that in the midst of a DMT trip at Balter we accidently signed one of the best forgers of industrial, hardstyle and avant-pop about BUFFEE. Her EP 'Victory Lap' is out today, we hope you hate how good it is!!! pic.twitter.com/nEeIDByRFT
Splitting time between her hometown of Bristol and Manchester, BUFFEE’s first multi-track release follows two self-released singles ‘play nice.’ and ‘SICK’. The collage-like quality of the record owes much to the producer/vocalist’s sixth sense for catchy melodies and her love of compressing and clipping her samples to oblivion.
Speaking about the EP, BUFFEE has said: “I started most of these songs when I was 19, hence the sharp swings between melodrama and hedonism. The EP explores the desire to fictionalise your experiences when on an emotional downturn, and how addictive it can be to do so.”
Following the warped unpredictability of Victory Lap’s first four songs, the closing title track offers a closing rush of acceptance and celebration, the artist adds: “I wanted that hard club sound without it needing to draw on those darker themes. It’s just a cheeky pop song about having sex.”
BUFFEE’s rich palette of sounds shares some of the glitch pop quality of luminaries FKA Twigs, Rosalía, yuele and Jockstrap as well as the experimental urge of Bristol’s leftfield electronic tradition, in particular acts such as fellow Spinny Nights signees Robbie & Mona and Mun Sing - who BUFFEE has previously supported.
The virtuoso artist has also masterfully translated her distinctive brand of club music into a dynamic, unearthly stage show, performing alongside the likes of Izzy Spears, DJ Fingerblast, Jennifer Walton and Kai Whitson as well as appearing at Manchester’s FAIR PLAY Festival and Beyond The Music.
Bristolians dazzled by Victory Lap’s dance-floor-ready beats will be able to catch BUFFEE twice in the coming months. Firstly at Dareshack on Thursday 2 December (w/felicita, Salvia) and secondly at Bristol Beacon’s The Lantern on Friday 3 December as part of the venue’s FREE grand re-opening party.
BUFFEE’s Victory Lap is out now on Spinny Nights, listen to the five-track EP HERE.
Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.