Melbourne band Buchanan have announced an east coast tour in June/July to promote their acclaimed debut album, Human Spring.  The tour is set to kick off at The John Curtin Hotel on June 6 (supported by Harts and Clubfeet DJs) and will move through to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney before finishing up in their home town for a show at The Workers Club.

“We’re incredibly excited to be taking this album on the road and to cities we’ve never played before as a band,” says lead singer Josh Simons.  “The recorded versions of our songs have a lot going on, so for the live show we tore it apart, and honed in on what made each song special, building it back up from there. It’s a very energetic show!”

The new single and album title track, Human Spring has been getting some positive recognition in the music industry after being championed by Triple J and many other leading community stations around Australia.  “Human Spring was one of the first songs written and in hindsight really is one of the centerpieces of the album.  It certainly shows the album’s worth of colour in one song,” explains Simons.

Co-produced by Simons and Catherine Marks (Foals, Death Cab for Cutie, Interpol, Kanye), the album Human Spring was recorded across seven different studios, with the bulk of the work done between Tender Trap studios in Northcote and Simons’ home garage studio.  “I really wanted to evolve past the DIY production of our first couple of EPs,” explains Simons.  And what better way to step it up than to have it mixed on an analogue desk by Andy Baldwin (Bjork, Midnight Juggernauts) and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Radiohead, Coldplay, LCD Soundsystem) at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.

Buchanan is Josh Simons (lead vocals, guitar and piano), Luke Shields (guitar), Miles de Carteret (bass) and Tom Crimmins (drums). 

Watch the video clip for Human Spring::



The John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne – Thursday June 6

Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane – Wednesday July 10

The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast – Thursday July 11

Old Manly Boatshed, Sydney – Friday July 12

GoodGod Small Club, Sydney – Saturday July 13

The Workers Club, Melbourne – Saturday July 20