The Phoenix Foundation
The Pheonix Foundation are a six man, multi award wining outfit from Wellington, New Zealand consisting of Samuel Flynn Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde, Tom Callwood, Will Ricketts and Richie Singleton.
With their fourth album "Buffalo", The Pheonix Foundation have been mastering their craft since forming in '97, only now getting the worldwide attention their efforts deserve, with the title track "Buffalo" receiving an unprecedented amount of airtime on BBC 6Music.
A seemingly breakthrough act on our turf, the boys from the band are no strangers to accelerated exposure after penning their indie rock dexterity to the films "Eagle vs Shark" and "Boy" both official choice selections at a handful of international film festivals. With such amicable reception it's hard to see why they have taken so long to grace our airwaves to the extent they have.
Released through UK label Memphis Industries, "Buffalo" exudes a sound that has been hand woven, drawing on previous albums and fine tuned to create calming dissoance on every track.
Taking a route increasingly denied to British pop, these New Zealanders have been able to develop under the radar over a decade before delivering what feels like a major breakthrough. Song writing this good doesn't come along often... An album that already seems destined to be among the best of 2011.