The Phoenix Foundation celebrate 10th Anniversary of 'Buffalo'

Publish Date
Monday, 27 April 2020, 9:41AM

Sunday April 26th marked a decade since 'Buffalo' was born. Featuring a number of the group’s most enduring songs, from the gently psychedelic drift of opener "Eventually", the idiosyncratic title track (once covered by Lorde, pop pickers!), the sugar-sweet "Flock Of Hearts", pidgin-German "Bitte Bitte" to the soaring melancholy swell of closing tracks "Wonton" and "Golden Ship".

To celebrate the release, it is being made available in a limited edition of 250 ocean blue-coloured vinyl LPs, available for pre-order HERE, with a release date of 5th June. While preparing for this reissue the band discovered a vault with a missing herd of Buffalo’s Children; 7 previously unreleased tracks released weekly until 5th June.

The album took the band on quite a journey. In 2013, the group were invited onto prestigious UK music show 'Later with Jools Holland', where they performed "Buffalo" and "Flock Of Hearts", exposing them to a whole new audience, and saw their global audience grow exponentially. It features guest appearances from fellow musical travellers Connan Mockasin and Lawrence Arabia, and handsome cover art, that won that year’s Vodafone Music Award for best album artwork, by regular designer Paul Johnson.

The first new track out now is "Danzig Bro", an almost entire live take as it happened in the studio. A mesmerising half-finished dirge that is somehow a gentle, krautified distillation of one TPF’s secret loves; the music of Glen Danzig. 

Listen to "Danzig Bro" HERE