From London-based four piece Buggs, comes their newest single: “Flaws.” Chief among a fresh wave of lockdown-inspired music, the song tries to capture the nightmare of overthinking when in isolation.
Produced, recorded and mixed by the band members themselves, it’s a true to life DIY piece that balances the heaviness of its themes with the lightness of its instrumentation.
The song is a meditation on obsession, taking it’s name from the many personal flaws that we discover when spending too much time looking in the mirror.
The lyrics work as an internal monologue focusing on these discoveries, with the lead: Alice Western questioning the source of this unwanted self-deprecation.
It’s a joy to listen to, with excellent harmonies that dictate the jovial tone without overuse. As a follow up to their previous single, it’s clear that they are a band who will be known for their honesty, humour and catchy lines.
The song is available via most streaming platforms and to buy on the Buggs bandcamp.
Catch them live on tour with the Bristol-based queer punk trio Grandma’s House, as well other shows later on in November.
Do it before they get famous and tickets are too expensive.
Tickets available here.
1/11 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
2/11 – Prince Albert, Brighton
3/11 – Windmill Brixton, London
11/11 – Matchstick Pie House, London
17/11 – The Grace, London
25/11 – Omera, London