Credit: Keith Clark


Vancouver trio We Hunt Buffalo ‘s brand of prog-minded fuzz rock has been stampeding out of amps and trampling audiences since 2010.

Guitar-slinging vocalist Ryan Forsythe gladly professes his love of all things stoner and psych, citing influences from all genres of rock, and this is reflected perfectly in their wide vista of sounds from howling metallic aggression to expansive desert meanderings.

Bassist Brendan Simpson shares vocal duties, and underpins all the songs with his driving fuzz lines while drummer Brandon Carter makes an equally large contribution, leading the hunt with his varied tempos and atmospheric dance across the skins. Just like previous tour partners Truckfighters and Red Fang, WHB’s keep the rock meter in the red at all times, but encompass even more diversity and if you also dig the relentless barrage of mammoth riffs from classic bands like Sleep, a side-order of Yawning desert rock and even a few shot s of AIC’s vocal harmonies, these guys will be just the ticket to a sore neck, a few scared buffalo no doubt, and a deliriously good time at Desertfest 2019!

Words: Rich Sheppard