EP Review Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - The Non-Stop

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - The Non-Stop

Essentially what you’d get if you put all of music’s current trends together and then found the exact antithesis of them.

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Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are essentially what you’d get if you put all of music’s current trends together and then found the exact antithesis of them. They’re maximalist, retro-minded, old fashioned rock’n’roll lovers; they basically sound like catsuit-wearing, ‘70s glam-rock types Sweet, booted unceremoniously into the 21st Century. All reasons why Buzzard x3 are unlikely to ever top a BRITs newcomer poll, but why ‘The Non-Stop’ EP (actually a 10-track album by any other name) is one to be cherished. From the wonky stomp of ‘Double Denim Hop’, through the ballsy vocals of ‘Stockholm City Rock’ to the unashamedly massive riffs of recent single ‘Hollywood Actors’, frontman Tom Rees doubles down on the things that clearly make him tick. ‘John Lennon Is My Jesus Christ’’s musical name-drops perhaps explain it best: The Beatles, Marc Bolan, David Bowie - they’re not modern obsessions by any stretch, but they are the kind of classically brilliant ingredients that you can’t deny.