Artist info


Indie, Metal, Rock

Sounds like

Alternative - Heavy , Progressive, Rock

band members

Michael Bok - Guitar / Vocals Dan Zarb - Bass Ryan Felton - Guitar Ashley Doodkorte - Drums



OPIA's SIGNS... It's a rare treat to hear a band that is unpredictable... a band that lands in a different place than where they took off. Found here releasing Signs - the second single from their forthcoming debut album - Perth trio Opia are such a band: progressive, in the truest sense; covering vast musical ground. Expanding an established sound, Opia's rich tones and multi-dimensional songs seem far larger than the sum of their parts. Signs occupies the beautiful middle ground between a sing-along and a song you want to dance to. Following on from successful debut single One Minute Ago, Signs marks considerable musical growth for Opia. One Minute Ago brought Opia to the Australian airwaves, earning them airplay on triple j, rage and unearthed, as well as the ever-supportive community radio stations across the country. Reviews of the single were unanimously positive, with triple j's Rosie Beaton describing the band's sound as “world class”. Taking this sound one step further still, Signs shows off even more of what Opia are capable of. Boasting a stellar production team - Signs was recorded and engineered at Electric City Studios in North Fremantle by Adam Round, mixed and mastered by legend Forrester Savell, and co-produced by The A&R Department's own Matt O'Connor and Lance Robinson, Signs is beautifully woven together and presented with such attention to detail. Genuine and creative, Opia are in a continuous state of evolution, and Signs is an impressive monument to what the band can accomplish. With two epic songs now released, Opia's debut album can't come soon enough.


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 May 2014

Triple J

This has a good spark to it. A lot of energy and recording grunt lies within its scaly progressive shell.

This has a good spark to it. A lot of energy and recording grunt lies within its scaly progressive shell.