About Buckeye
Earlier in 2012, esteemed American music journalist Robert Christgau – one of the first professional music writers – pronounced that Wussy “have been the best band in America since they released the first of their five superb albums in 2005.” It’s about as superlative as praise can be, and a good hook for Buckeye, the Cincinnati band’s first official release outside of their homeland. Comprising material from those “five superb albums” – four studio records and an acoustic reworking of their debut, Funeral Dress – Buckeye condenses Wussy’s career to date down to just 60 minutes and 17 non-chronological tracks. It’s an easily digestible and enticing entry point into the band, revealing the core foundations of the band and the consistency of their music they’ve made since forming in 2001. Centred around the songwriting skills of Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker – both of whom take turns to write and sing these songs – the band’s music harks back to the 90s heyday of US alt-rock, taking in influences such as R.E.M.The MekonsSonic YouthYo La Tengo the blissful shoegaze of Galaxie 500 and more besides. (BBC)

Press for Buckeye

“The first nine of the seventeen songs on offer here are actually flawless: memorable tracks seem to come by the bucketload, and after the first play of each you could easily be convinced that they’ve been with you forever.”
★★★★★ – Artrocker (August 2012)

“Cincinnati’s Wussy falls under the category of a “Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of” but should make it your business to get acquainted with.. Suggesting only 3 standout tracks from this collection of 17 is a near impossible task.”
★★★★★★★★☆☆  - Blurt Online (August 2012)

“an inexplicably secret history for a band deserving widespread laudation”
★★★★☆ – The Skinny (July 2012)

“strangely unique”
★★★★★★★★☆☆  - Clash (August 2012)

“An unmistakable identity…this collection proves that Wussy are certainly a band with an incredibly rich past and, undoubtedly, an equally rich future.”
– BBC (July 2012)

“dual vocals that find a novel way to attack subjects as tried and tested as flings and break ups”
★★★☆☆ – Guardian (July 2012)

Chuck and Lisa will be touring as a duo for the UK dates along with label-mates American Werewolf Academy 

sep 19 – London – Brixton Windmill [Tickets]
sep 20 – York – Stereo [Tickets]
sep 21 – Wakefield – The Hop [Tickets]
sep 22 – Cardiff – Dempseys [Tickets]
sep 23 – Bristol – Croft [Tickets]
sep 24 – Oxford – Truck Store (free in-store)
sep 25 – Musician – Leicester [Tickets]
sep 27 – Hull – Adelphi [Tickets]
sep 29 – Brighton – The Green Door [Tickets]
sep 30 – Ramsgate – Caboose Cafe [Tickets]
Oct 01 – London – Cargo (Damnably 6th Birthday Party) [Tickets]