Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Spinal Tap


band members

Vocals and Guitar: Rose Chan Drums: Fenn Idle Bass: Jacob Dawson-Daley


Influences

Buddy Holly, Blondie, The Strokes


Website

www.soundcloud.com/okin_osan

Bio

Okin Osan is the project of Sydney-based Rose Chan combining the romance of 50s rock ’n’ roll with an 80s punk attitude. Her songs, written between the ages of 13 and 18, are about teenage exploits and dreams. Now in her 20s, the music becomes increasingly retrospective and nostalgic like the 50s mixtapes her grandma would make for Sunday car trips. Okin Osan takes Rose’s music off the couch, onto the stage and into your ears. In recent years, she’s been playing with the likes of Fazerdaze, Body Type, Hachiku, Jeremy Neale, Good Boy, and Fritz. Okin Osan is known for breaking the ice with off-beat banter and getting people, even corporate squares, dancing to sunny rock. The Okin Osan live band is a minimalist three-piece which combines crooning vocals, frantic floor tom and snare, fuzzy guitar, and virtuosic bass, delivering a raucous sound worthy of a ten-piece.

"I Wanna Be That Girl", the latest single from Okin Osan, was added to rotation at FBi Radio, 4ZZZ, Radio Adelaide, SYN, Edge Radio, Youth Radio 92.5FM, and Triple J Unearthed. It was #8 on the Metro Amrap Music Chart. Written by Rose in 2010 at the age of 16 and clocking in at two minutes, this garage pop gem wastes no time in getting its point across. The instrumentation is minimal but hard-hitting, capturing the essence of Okin Osan’s energetic live show. Mastered by Darren Ziesing (Rüfüs, Marcus Whale, GL), this punchy track is everything you’ve ever wanted to say to your old high school crush.

Okin Osan’s debut EP Are You Game?, released through Melbourne label Healthy Tapes in late 2016, received regular airplay from FBi 94.5, 2SER, 4ZZZ, RTRFM, SYN, Radio Adelaide, and Triple J Unearthed. The lead single You Tell, I’ll Listen was included in The Bridge on FBi’s Class Of 2016.

Common responses to Okin Osan:
“Are you like, Japanese?”
“This track is a gnarly left hander.”
“Okin Osan only plays da hits.”
"I can't stop dancing (!)"
"Okin Osan sounds like the Hawaiian Ramones."

Review

Review by Stacy Gougoulis Stacy Gougoulis

08 May 2018

Triple J
40

Okin Osan only plays da hits

Okin Osan only plays da hits

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 May 2018

Triple J
40

Picturing Okin Osan slaying the auditorium at a '50s high school dance and shouting out all the wallflowers with this song.

Picturing Okin Osan slaying the auditorium at a '50s high school dance and shouting out all the wallflowers with this song.

Review

Review by Lachie Macara Lachie Macara

11 Oct 2016

Triple J
40

Thank you for this

Thank you for this