Following their long sold-out self-released cassette of 2011 and two split 7"'s in 2012, Omi Palone will release their debut self-titled long-player as a joint release between Faux Discx and new label Negative Space on 14th April.
The 8-track record is a frenetic fuzz-tinged pop headrush of barely-restrained punk outbursts. Singer-guitarist Philip Serfaty's deep and sleepy baritone reverberates over urgent, rushing chord progressions and incisive rhythmic precision. Frantic jangling guitar hooks fall away to one-chord motorik chug, hypnotic drone and looming fuzz, giving the tracks a hounded, runaway feel.
Finding strength in brevity, the band explores and experiments with what can be expressed in a 3 minute post-punk song; controlled, complex melodies interweaving in amongst simple (but not simplistic) repetitive structures, interrupted only by stomping middle-eights. Artistic allegiances nod towards an Antipodean influence: the output of 80s New Zealand labels such as Flying Nun & Xpressway, as well as the current Australian punk scene.
Having aborted two previous recording sessions at two different studios in 2012, the band found a home at Homerton's Sound Savers, where they honed their sound and, under the supervision of Mark Jasper, laid the record down onto quarter-inch tape in late Spring and early Summer of 2013.
The London-based four-piece, comprised of Philip Serfaty, guitarist Simon Marsham, bassist Liam O'Neill and drummer Jack Gillis, have played regularly in London and across the UK, sharing stages with the likes of Grass Widow, Milk Music and Wild Nothing, touring with Dignan Porch, and making appearances at festivals such as Sheffield's Tramlines and Wild World in Brighton.
Friday March 21st, The Macbeth, Hoxton
Saturday April 12th, The Victoria, Dalston
UK Tour to follow in Summer.