Indie, Pop, Rock
Tiger Trap, Go Violets, Frankie Cosmos
Lica Rezende (guitar/vox), Joe Saxby (bass/vox), Rose Melberg (drums/vox), Jesse Hawkins (drums), Tina Agic (guitar/vox)
The Courtneys, Totally Mild, IAN SWEET, Lala Lala, Bully, Dumb
Lica Rezende moved to Vancouver, Canada, for a two-year minimum wage sabbatical in the Aussie summer of 2017. Feeling vivacious in Vancity, she bit the bullet and started frequenting gigs alone. On one of those nights, she drunkenly admitted to local cool-dad rocker Adrian Teacher how her proto-band with boyfriend Joe was desperate for a drummer, to which Teacher suggested his friend and indie legend Rose Melberg. As a long-time fan of Tiger Trap, Go Sailor, The Softies and Knife Pleats, Lica lost her shit.
Somehow, the suggestion was totally meant to be and the three of them, Joe, Alice and Rose, started Olivia’s World.
In May 2018, they recorded six songs at Terry and Jordan Koop’s The Noise Floor studio in Gabriola Island (Koop’s work discog includes Wolf Parade, The Courtneys, Dead Soft, WEED, Versing and several other Pacific Northwest gems). With Jordan’s help, Olivia’s World felt as though the songs were the soundtrack to their short-lived, intense experience in Vancouver (still, one-third of the band had been living there for eleven years).
Bouncy, sweet, and punchy, Olivia's World's debut song Cereal Boxes aims to be a quick peek into the trio’s writing sensibilites. Accompanied by Melberg’s pitch-perfect backing harmonies and Joe’s melodic bass riffs, Lica's lyrics allude to big life changes over the abstract imagery of wet cardboard boxes due for the recycling yard.
Back in heat-stricken Brisbane, Alice & Joe plan to debut Olivia’s World EP in early 2019 via Lost Sound Tapes, with new members joining the band on this side of the world.