Hailing from North London ‘BUZZKILL!’ hopes to be the statement release The Pink Nostalgia has been teasing. The track is an exploration of self reflection by soloist, Joseph James, confronting anxiety in an indie-electronic way. Since the release of their ethereal self-titled debut EP, The Pink Nostalgia have made waves in the dream-pop scene. With ‘PEACHES’ as the lead single, their sound has been likened to The 1975, Wolf Alice, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, The Japanese House, and Bon Iver, to name but a few. In 2021, The Pink Nostalgia began work on ‘MONOCHROME’. Branded as their conceptual second EP, lead singles like ‘THE COMEDOWN’, ‘PLUTO’ and ‘DRIFTED’ received great praise from their fans and press alike.
Joseph James [The Pink Nostalgia] explains:
“I wrote BUZZKILL! with my bassist Joshua Crossley, and he’s credited as my co-writer on this record. We set out to try something different. Instead of writing something sad, or happy, we went for angst and anger; a new direction emotionally, but still very much The Pink Nostalgia”.
Following the success of new track ‘Flowers’ (August 2022), The Pink Nostalgia have diversified their live portfolio, sharing the stage with artists like Coach Party. Catching the eye of BBC Introducing, his previous tracks mark a new era for the soloist. Essentially drawing focus on ideas of inclusivity and community, Joseph James highlights how heavily the writing process centralised around pressures from other people. Always expecting you “to be somebody you’re not”, saying no to such temptations can brand you as a “buzzkill”.
“Haunting vocals at times and a good craft to the electronics” – BRISTOL FUNK
Reclaiming the stigma as an “anthem for buzzkills”, this Yungblud likened track can make everybody feel safe, happy and welcomed in their own skin.