After a mammoth year of touring and new music, Sydney’s very own The Buoys return with their latest single, Guard My Heart.
Equal parts heartbreaking and liberated, Guard My Heart showcases The Buoys endearing and authentic vulnerability. Amplified by the accompanying lyric video, Zoe’s raw lyricism combined with the band’s infectiously emotional indie rock, Guard My Heart takes listeners back to the core of The Buoys and their music.
“I think my favourite thing about ‘Guard My Heart’ is how it has shape shifted over time to have several meanings to me personally. Originally written to guide me through my first ever break-up in 2016, over time it became an anthem for the heart-wrenching best friend break-up for me, and the more I listen to it, the more I realise it’s a biiiig hug for when you have to let someone go for better or for worse, to protect your own heart and maybe even theirs too.” – Zoe Catterall (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar)
“To me, it’s about reckoning with how to get on with your life in spite of everything feeling irrevocably different post-break-up. We hope it offers comfort and catharsis – there’s space in this song to feel both utterly liberated AND fit in a little cry in the chorus at the same time.”
– Hilary Geddes (Lead Guitar)
Guard My Heart follows on from a huge 2023 for The Buoys. The band released singles, I Want You and Settle Petal, as well as a collaboration with Norway’s Sløtface in Fight Back Time. One of the country’s most hard-working touring acts, The Buoys squeezed in extensive touring between releases, including shows with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, DMAs, IDLES and Royal Blood. Coming up, The Buoys will play Party In The Paddock, the Melbourne leg of Laneway Festival and NSW live music programme, Great Southern Nights.
The Buoys blasted out of the local punk rock scene, and in just a few short years, released three EPs together, playing sold-out shows across the country that have earned them a devoted following and engrained this Sydney based all-female rock band into Australian music culture. From coming in at #85 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2021 with Lie To Me Again, to touring and supporting the likes of The Dandy Warhols, Soccer Mommy, Wet Leg and Ball Park Music, The Buoys themselves are devoted to playing high-octane shows, and as a result have cemented their place as an unmissable live show experience.
Returning today with their empowered indie, no nonsense rock in Guard My Heart, stay tuned for more to come from The Buoys in 2024
With thanks to Sony Music Australia