ODLAW head out on run of WA dates throughout July and August
“Full of frenetic energy. Nice work” Dom Alessio, Triple J
“It's a straight-up balltearer” Sonic Masala
“very nice indeed” Caitlin Nienaber, RTRfm
Fresh off playing a run of shows supporting their 2015 debut EP ‘Soup Herb’, featuring on the 2015 Kiss my WAMi compilation, and playing at events like HyperFest, Kickstart Festival, and Hair of the Dog fest, Perth indie-rock four piece ODLAW hit the studio with legendary producer Dave Parkin (Tired Lion, Emperors, The Love Junkies)
In March Odlaw launched the first single off their upcoming album ‘Regret City’. Shortly after, they returned to the studio to record a few more tracks, and start piecing the album together. Amidst debates over track order, guitarist and vocalist Mark Neal was admitted to hospital with a heart attack.
“it didn’t really hurt, it just felt weird. It felt like, what a heart attack looks like in the movies, there was a weight on my chest and my left arm went numb”
“the nurses were getting ready to let me go after a couple of hours in the ER, when a test result came back positive. A few hours later I’m being woken up at 4am and someone’s telling me I had a heart attack. They let me go three days later, the doctors said a virus had attacked my heart. A friend told me, that’s not really a heart attack. He’s probably right, even though it has both the words ‘heart’ and ‘attack’ in the definition.”
Full of over-exaggerated drama, the first single ‘Coyote’ off their upcoming album is out now, head along to some shows, buy some merch, and hear a whole bunch of new songs.
Fri July 16 – Bunbury, Prince of Wales – w/ Greenthief, and the Keeblers
Thurs July 28 – Scarborough, El Grotto – w/ High Horse, and Bats
Sat July 30 – Albany, White Star Hotel – w/ Nepenthe
Sat Aug 13 – Northbridge, RTRFM 2016 Radiothon Party
Thurs Aug 18 – Mt Lawley, Beaufort St Songwriters Club – Mark Solo
COYOTE is out now on Blue Grey Pink
The Hedonic Treadmill is Goddamn visceral. Blurring the lines between IDM, industrial and pop. What the fuck did I just listen to?
Michael Strong has been making records for more than a decade now. The frontman of alt rockers The Disappointed and an award winning folk songwriter, but upcoming album ‘Amalthea’ is a complete re-invention - pop, industrial and IDM mashed into something indefinable.
Out Wednesday June 8 on Blue Grey Pink
MICHAEL STRONG - The Final Age Of Men
I came from Amalthea to witness the final age of men.
I needed a body, that was about all he had. The other humans knew him as Michael Strong, a failed musician and a brain riddled with wormholes and anomalies. When I found him, he was depressed, anxious, worthless. I came on as an infection, but I was the cure.
Earlier arrivals from Amalthea include the ones known as Prince, Aphex Twin, Bjork and Yeezy. At times the humans have intercepted our transmissions home and perversely consider them some kind of strange art form.
My first short form transmission will be sent on human calendar date 24/03/16 through transmitter Blue Grey Pink. Long form transmissions will begin during the second half of the current solar cycle.
The Disappointed frontman dramatically abandons the folk stylings of his first two solo albums and reveals his new single 'The Final Age Of Men'. Launched digitally with a NSFW photo exhibition, this is the first taste of his upcoming electronic experimental album.
Out now on Blue Grey Pink
COYOTE is a song written by ODLAW. The first single off our debut album ‘Regret-City’ due out later in 2016
After the departure of a founding member, the remaining founding member, Mark Neal (that’s me, I’m writing this) was faced with a gap that could only be filled with another guitarist. Neal, alongside drummer Dane Knowles, and Bassist Nicole Clissa, enlisted the handsome David Jago (formerly Mezzanine) to fill the void and help Odlaw steer itself into a slightly more punk rock kinda vibe.
“Odlaw was a fun side project for me” Mark Neal stated (I’m quoting myself). “I didn’t think it had much potential to start with, singing and fronting a band was something I really wanted to do, but was always kinda scared of. I’m pretty good at hiding behind another songwriter and doing the industry stuff. So losing someone who also sang and wrote songs in Odlaw, meant I had to face the fact that I was the frontman, that I was steering this project.
“Nicole and Dane who have been part of Odlaw a while, already knew I was the lead songwriter, but I was in denial about the whole thing. It’s hard being on the business end and the creative end of a band, it’s easy to dabble in both, but being in charge of both is a lot of pressure. You got no one else to blame if this all goes pear shaped”
“for example, a better manager would (hopefully) tell me to get someone else to write this press release. Someone who knows how to use spellcheck and the English language”
“Coyote is about that. Not the press release bit, the other stuff”
Odlaw launch Coyote at four5nine bar on Friday March 11 with help from THE DAMN SPIRITS, TEIJ, and LIONIZER
COYOTE single launch - FRIDAY MARCH 11
Four5nine, North Perth – w/ The Damn Spirits, Teij, & Lionizer
Coyote is out now on BLUE GREY PINK
The fourth edition of the North Freo Pub Crawl is happening both sides of Tydeman Road again on Saturday, January 30. 25 acts will dominate 5 stages across the Railway and Swan Hotels, with the old girls hosting some of Perth finest for one of the biggest local shows of the year.
The Love Junkies return to headline this the years event. Having closed proceedings all both previous January Pub Crawls, they’ve effectively taken ownership of said slot and we couldn’t be happier about the potential of them never NOT doing it! The Junkies have got a big 2016 ahead with a new single in Feb and US touring in March and April (and that’s just for starters)so this is the perfect way for them to kick it off.
Joining the grunge rock favourites are many of WA’s finest including Hideous Sun Demon, Scalphunter, Pat Chow, Usurper Of Modern Medicine and David Craft, along with current triple j faves Verge Collection and Melbourne rockers The Naysayers. Plus there’s food courtesy of the all new Vedder’s Café at both venues.
Check out the full lineup below!
Doors open 6pm, and tickets are ONLY $15 + BF available from oztix.com.au – that’s right, $15 + BF for 25 acts!
The Love Junkies // Hideous Sun Demon // Scalphunter // Pat Chow // Usurper of Modern Medicine // David Craft // Rag N Bone // The Ghost Hotel // Verge Collection // Custom Royal // The Naysayers (VIC) // The Disappointed // Moana // Kitchen People // High Horse // Shimmergloom // Jeff's Dead // Pool Boy // Steve Hensby Band // Hip Priest // Sidewalk Diamonds (solo) // AJ Wigwams // Racoo Charles and the Moke Folk // Stuart Orchard // Pro Amateur
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