Having emerged over the last year as an exciting fresh face out of Sydney’s indie-folk scene, Oly Sherman has matched his on-record captivation on stages too, winning hearts with his all-enveloping brand of performance that has seen him compared to the likes of Tash Sultana, Matt Corby and Josh Pyke. Oly had an 80+ show national tour organised last year, which got cut short after his 2-week Japan tour earlier in the year.
After recently selling out 2 Sydney shows within a few days, Oly is keen to get back on the road. Navigating life with an adjustment to his physical make up, Sherman’s music that has resulted with the Three Oh Three EP is a representation of how creativity can be borne out of the strangest of situations.
Previous singles ‘Bones’, ‘Madness’ and ‘Pain Free Melody’ (all of which have had spins on Triple J) are strong examples of his songwriting talent, balancing dark and light textures, while elsewhere on the EP, Sherman’s rich vocal notes thrive amongst sparse arrangement (‘Reykjavik’) and layered production (‘Noir’ -Is There No Love Anymore).
Now off the back of a busy year of producing, rising indie singer-songwriter returns with his new singles ‘Homeboy’ and ‘The World is in a Bad Room’ (which have also had spins on radio), are a taste of his new album which is expected to be released this year. The Sydney artist delivers another serving of evocative music, created to instantly wrap the listener up in its warmth.