2020 marks a decade since The Phoenix Foundation's - 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” to the soaring melancholy swell of closing tracks “Wonton” and “Golden Ship”.
To celebrate this milestone, the album is being reissued on a limited edition of ocean blue-coloured vinyl LPs (only 250 available in NZ).
Buffalo 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 sleeve design) by regular designer Paul Johnson.
Last year it was voted 9th in Radio New Zealand’s list of the best local albums of the 2000’s – a testament to its enduring appeal.