We talk to Black Gold Buffalo ahead of their long-awaited self-titled debut album.

Black Gold Buffalo first started life in East London in 2014, with founders Keziah and underground dance music figure and Batty Bass head honcho Hannah Holland at the helm. A series of early releases followed, but before long the band went their separate ways. It was only several years later after a move to the South East coat that the band reconvened and began work on the songs that would eventually become their self-titled debut.

“It’s more a commentary than a statement, a narration of our personal experiences and frustration with the corporate climate,” says frontwoman Keziah Stillwell of the album, whose own disillusionment led to to a bold move away from the capital. An album of dark pop gems, the band’s debut full-length is set for release on 6th April, via their own Buff Rekkids label. They’ve also recently released new double A-side single ‘Start A Fire’/’Magnets’.

Ahead of their debut album’s release, we had a quick chat with Keziah to find out more.


Three words to describe our music…
Brooding, Desert, New-Wave

Favourite ever film…
Paris is Burning

Favourite Instagram account…
@punkpoetryy
Great pictures I haven’t seen before of all our idols in one place.

The best venue I’ve played…
Village Underground. Incredible lighting and sound

The song I can’t listen to…
Any form of EDM :/

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Working in a very grimy kitchen in the basement of a bar in Soho… I was underage and couldn’t work on the bar yet. I lasted 3 days. It was so greasy down there.

My favourite meal to cook…
Pasta pasta pasta all day everyday.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Parlament mothership connection looked like they had a pretty good time…

My favourite word…
YES

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
Invisibility… you could really find out whats going on

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
The Park Stage at Glastonbury. Sunday sunset

I think you should listen to…
Sextile

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Talking heads at CBGB’s

Black Gold Buffalo’s self-titled debut album will be released on 6th April via Buff Rekkids.