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” Mark said.
“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.
“Full of frenetic energy. Nice work” Dom Alessio, Triple J
“It's a straight-up balltearer” Sonic Masala
“Very nice indeed” Caitlin Nienaber, RTRfm
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