Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Courtney Barnett, The Beths


band members

Ruby Gazzola Nicola Willsmore Anastasia Markou Paris Burns


Influences

Courtney Barnett, Stella Donnelly, Middle Kids, Hockey Dad, The Beths


Unearthed artists we like

Donnarumma, St. Bride


Website

Bio

Adelaide is known for bung fritz, churches and ironically, their brothels too. But when a foreigner (from Melbourne) meets a fresh and bright-eyed Adelaidian, the first question on their lips is "do you know the all-girl indie rock group, Oscar the Wild?"

Oscar was born when a funky bass player, a meticulous lead guitarist and a loud, jazzy vocalist come saxophonist, jammed together in their badly ventilated school music room. Fate made them swallow a feisty jazz drummer and thus, an indie rock jazz fusion group emerged.

We've been rocking the tight knit SA scene for a full 12 months before recording our debut single "Hey" - a fun song which incorporates the exhilaration of dating, and the quirkiness of stalking.

We've scored festival slots at Adelaide's Stonecutters, Swirlfest, Pirate Life Day on the Cans, and triple j's own, Laneway Festival. Whilst our recordings may capture you, it's really our energetic and playful stage presence which keep audiences coming back. We talk a lot of trash.

OSCAR THE WILD are
Ruby Gazzola - vocalist, rhythm guitarist, saxophonist, narcisist
Nicola Willsmore - lead guitarist
Anastasia Markou - bassist
Paris Burns - Drummer, child

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

An emphatic "hey" right back at you. It sounds like you love The Beths as much as I do, ergo I now love your band.

An emphatic "hey" right back at you. It sounds like you love The Beths as much as I do, ergo I now love your band.

Review

Review by Matt Alderman Matt Alderman

02 Apr 2019

Super Reviewer
40

Really punchy, sharp song. It feels like a natural opening track to an album/EP... Let's hope that's a sign.

Really punchy, sharp song. It feels like a natural opening track to an album/EP... Let's hope that's a sign.

Review

Review by Spencer Scott Spencer Scott

07 Mar 2019

Super Reviewer
35

This is extremely fun to listen to. Like the most playful parts of Spiderbait mashed up with The Grates. Can't wait to hear more.

This is extremely fun to listen to. Like the most playful parts of Spiderbait mashed up with The Grates. Can't wait to hear more.