The Buckwise

About Us

“Bluegrass banjo clanking in an indie mood, with a sprinkle of pop. Engaging electro beats, glitches and silky synths. A nipping voice, inspired by the deep south U.S.A., pondering in a British disposition. These are the elements building Buckwise core.” Buckwise is a brand new project conceived by Francesco “Gnappo” De Luca, Nicola Galluzzi and Lorenzo L’Abbate. After several years of collaboration in other bands, they decide to give rise to a new sound that melts British and German electronic music and American indie-folk. Some months later, Roberto Matarrese, musician and producer, joined the band bringing his vocal and writing skills. Their desire to explore new sonic territories creates a mixed and fresh production, with an unconventional crossover of music styles. Buckwise sound is straight and troubled, cheerful and introspective, marked by obsessive rhythmic loops, layered arrangements with simple and emotional melodies. With the help of their multi-instrumentalists skills, they try out stratified sound solutions, enriched with catchy riffs and refrains. Buckwise lyrics are a points of view about what surrounds us, often hermetics and hard to interpret with an univocal explanation. In 2017 they sign with “La Rivolta Records”, and publish their first three singles: “I’ll Begin” (2017), including a cover version of Kids by MGMT as b-side, “Lost” (2018), and “Jasper” (2018), with Pixies’cover “Where is my mind”as b-side.