Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – The Non-Stop EP

A much-needed adrenaline shot into the arm of modern rock music.
Released: 10th July 2020
Rating: ★★★★

That feeling when the rest of the world fades away, and you’re wrapped in a pure moment of bliss, laughter and happiness? A numbing cocktail that freezes out anything else? It’s that feeling that perfectly captures Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard. Over the past 18 months, they’ve strutted, pointed, pouted and winked in every direction and rightfully have drawn in a whole world of admires. ‘The Non-Stop EP’ is their first true opening statement, a track-listing more akin to a debut album – it sets out their intentions pretty clearly. They want the world, and they’re ready to douse it in every colour going.

A ringing blend of classic rock and fizzing pop sensibilities, the result is one that feels like a classic you’ve known for 15 years at least. Brought slap-bang into 2020, the rollicking build and build of ‘Double Denim Hop’ and choppy slants of ‘Late Night City’ feel alive with purpose. That sense of bombast never slips into parody, ‘Hollywood Actors’ and ‘Stockholm City Rock’ packed full of grand moments that feel so natural and undeniable, whilst closer ‘Sugarloaf Mountain Crucify Me’ feels like a cinematic final scene in all its splendour. Even when things dial back slightly on ‘John Lennon Is My Jesus Christ’ and ‘Long Day/Free Day’, it’s with a knowing nod that confirms their statues as an emphatic force to be reckoned with.

‘The Non-Stop EP’ is exactly that: a front to back invitation to throw away your cares and revel in the star-spangled world they’ve created. More than anything, it sets Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard apart as a much-needed adrenaline shot into the arm of modern rock music.

Jamie Muir

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