Sydney based artist BUOY (Charmian Kingston) has spent the last year steadily building her reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative and interesting electronic acts. After the release of 'Clouds & Rain' in April, which earned her a Triple J addition, FBi & national tastemaker radio support, rave reviews online across Australia & internationally with outlets like Majestic Casual, The Ladies Network & One A Day, as well as a spot at Splendour in the Grass, BUOY is now set to release her Break EP via October Records.
Working with longtime collaborator Jack Grace and recent Pieater signing Christopher Port, the Break EP sees BUOY's pairing her established ear for melancholy and tension with bursts of vibrant colour. Whilst earlier output experimented heavily with vocal layering and effects, Break strips Charmian's striking vocals bare to create a newfound sense of intimacy and immediacy. Likewise, while previous EP Immersion explored the space between dark electronica and textured ambience, Break mines UK Garage and esoteric pop to infuse BUOY's output with faster tempos and dance-ready syncopation.
Originally trained as a jazz pianist, BUOY’s live show is a unique take on live electronic music with pianos, vocals, synths and percussion building upon one another to create a stunning wall of sound. Having joined the Niche Productions roster, she has already supported Lapsley, Oscar Key Sung, Ngaiire, Banoffee, Kllo and Rainbow Chan, sold out out her EP launch at Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club in 2015, performed on the main stage at Secret Garden Festival as well as the Tiny Dancer Stage at this year's Splendour in the Grass Festival.
Emotionally raw and technically brilliant, Break showcases an increasingly confident musician willing herself to new heights of artistic flair and sonic mastery.