‘Pearls Deep,’ the first single from Black Gold Buffalo's long-awaited debut album, is out today. Originally formed in East London in 2012, the band released a few almighty bangers, kept things low key for a few years, and then seemingly disappeared again. A line-up change, a move to the South East Coast and with lots of time spent writing under their belts, the reformed four-piece are ready to release their debut full-length, due out in March next year.
BGB are still fronted by vocalist Keziah Stillwell, with central figure in underground dance music Hannah Holland on bass and production. Guitarist Marc Hayward and one of the most exciting percussionists in the industry Joy Joseph, who has played with the likes of Hot Chip and Jessie Ware, complete the line-up.
The band say, “'Pearls Deep' was written on a stormy night, in a tower block somewhere near the A10. It’s about wanting to escape a brooding mood in the city, to just get up and go somewhere and nowhere.” The self-titled release tackles obstacles young people face growing up in London, watching a colourful and vibrant city change, become increasingly more expensive and bland in the process.