"We Hunt Buffalo are an unstoppable juggernaut of fuzzy riffs, long drawn out grooves, and passion deeper than a hole in the world" - Heavy Planet
We Hunt Buffalo take guitar and synth sounds, seep them in copious amounts of fuzz, creating songs with hard-hitting stoner grooves and psychedelic overtones. It's a culmination of years playing music together in a small Vancouver, BC suburb.
Their debut EP was released in 2010 and introduced a new band that in the words of the Georgia Straight, were "dedicated to tracking down and capturing the dying breed of rock and roll". With a buzz around them in Vancouver, they crossed paths with Tanis Gibbons, apprentice to Colin Steward at The Hive recording studio. 2011 would see them cut a full length LP with Tanis, working through the nights at the Burnaby studio. This album lead to the band's first vinyl release. Discorder Magazine expressed "the trio definitely bring their own individuality to the sound, in a genre that can get fairly muddy" and "with bands like WHB around, it seems rock'n'roll is just fine". Fueled by more local acclaim, the band continued to play regularly around Vancouver, seeing a growing fan base with every show.
In 2012 they decided to enter in 99.3 The Fox's annual SEEDS competition. Discouraged at first that their brand of rock wouldn't fit on Vancouver radio, the band was floored when they had learned they were winners in the competition, placing top 3 among 400 entries. This lead to a spot at The Commodore Ballroom, supporting Monster Truck. The Commodore appearances didn't stop there. They would go on to share it's stage with Chevelle, Matt Mays, Danko Jones, Steel Panther and Living Colour. Their song 'The Search' started gaining airplay in Western Canada and sparked multiple tours of the region where they would play with the Pack A.D, Electric Six and Nightseeker (Fubar's Deaner).
Following their success in the Fox SEEDS competition, We Hunt Buffalo went on to win the 2012 Nimbus Recording Contest where they got the opportunity to work with Alex Aligizakis and students from Nimbus School of Recording Arts, resulting in the release of their EP - Blood From A Stone.
Available for download and on limited edition coloured vinyl, Exclaim! magazine comments on the title track: "…a fuzz-bomb riff that would make Tom Morello proud…Indeed this is a headbanger's paradise."
The band is currently gearing up for their fourth studio release, a full length album that promises to be their most dynamic record to date.
We Hunt Buffalo is: Ryan Forsythe (guitar & vox), Brendan Simpson (bass & vox), and Brandon Carter (drums).