Death From Above 1979, No Anchor, Tweak Bird
Dave - Bass & Vocals, Joel - Drums
Earth A.D., Vol. 4, Houdini
Melbourne based punk/noise/doom two piece OX are a blast. The band has been playing around the local circuit steadily since 2012 developing a following with their massive, raw sound created by the bass and drums outfit. In 2013 they released their self-titled debut EP riddled with heavy fuzz, hard hits and raspy vocals. The EP was recorded at the iconic Soundpark Studios in Northcote and produced by Robbie Adams (Kamikaze Trio, High Fangs, Kids of Zoo). The band scored the unearthed feature artist slot and soon gained national credit with the help of Triple J and Melbourne Community Radio thanks to their track ‘Bloodnose’. Be sure not to miss out on this duo’s solid live show and keep your ears out for their follow up release.
Check out the raw energy of Melbourne duo OX. They're all about heavy fuzz, hard hits and a hectic live show.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We both have a lot of different musical influences but tend to favour the louder heavier ones for OX. Usually one of us will have a bit of an idea in our heads - either a bass riff or a beat on the drums. Then we just go with it. Usually making it as loud and hard hitting as we can. If it's fun for us to play we know we're heading in the right direction.
What can the crowd expect from an OX live show?
The two of us just bring the raw energy to the stage which seems to resonate with the audience really well. We both have a lot of fun rehearsing and what you'd see at a live show is not too dissimilar to what you'd see in the weeks leading up while we're preparing our set.
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of each other?
We first met through a post on a musician classifieds about 8 years ago looking for a drummer for a garage punk band. I think we were both hung over and to be honest not a whole lot was said but the music did enough talking. (DAVE:) Joel had a very interesting style on the drums and I later learned that he was probably way over qualified for the music we were playing at the time. That band eventually fell apart but the two of us kept trying to put other bands together eventually giving up and going for a two piece. (JOEL:) I knew Dave's blue eyes would get him far in this business.
What Australian artists/musicians do you draw inspiration from?
The local shredders like Batpiss, Spermaids, DEAD and Bone just to name a few. Melbourne has a pretty awesome music scene going on at the moment with some amazing bands out there playing, recording and releasing quality tunes. Very inspirational to be around.
What else is coming up for you in 2013 and then looking into 2014?
Taking a bit of time to come up with some new material. Hopefully release it early in 2014 and start playing some more shows.. But anything could happen. We tend to take the band on a day by day basis but always have our eyes out for something to be part of.
Australian music is…?
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