Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

(LIVE) Ben McDonald: guitar, vocals Sam Maher: drums Steve Macchiaverna: bass


Influences

Bowie, Beatles, MGMT, Pond, Ariel Pink, UMO, Beck, Pink Floyd, Flaming Lips, Presidents of the United States of America, Wes Anderson


Website

Bio

Human Buoy begun as a growing collection of t00ns and ideas stored on the hard drive of Ben McDonald's brain and has continued into a merry-go-round of collaborative experiments.

Ben McDonald (who is also a member of Dream Rimmy and Shiny Joe Ryan) has played bass with Pond, Peter Bibby, The Love Junkies, and Grace Woodroofe.

The live lineup currently consists of Ben McDonald on lead vocals and guitar, Sam Maher (Katy Steele) on drums, samples and vocals, and Steven Macchiaverna on bass.

Human Buoy were nominated for ‘Most Popular New Act’ in the 2016 WAMi awards and the band’s debut album 'Animation Station' was released in June '17.

They will be following up with an EP early 2018. "Roses" is the first song to come off it.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

More than a few artists have played up the darkness of the original but I like how Human Buoy goes north instead and turns this into a sunny, psych-pop punch.

More than a few artists have played up the darkness of the original but I like how Human Buoy goes north instead and turns this into a sunny, psych-pop punch.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

24 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

Before I listened to this song I was wearing regular old business man shoes. Now I'm wearing those shoes you see kids wearing in malls, with the bits that flash when you walk. Think about it.

Before I listened to this song I was wearing regular old business man shoes. Now I'm wearing those shoes you see kids wearing in malls, with the bits that flash when you walk. Think about it.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

06 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

I'm digging the darker verses, a different side to your sound Ben!

I'm digging the darker verses, a different side to your sound Ben!