The two members of the band O.
Credit: Holly Whitaker

NEWS: O. release new single and announce EU and UK tour dates

O. are the London-based duo of baritone saxophonist Joe Henwood and drummer Tash Keary and they have released their new single ‘176‘. The track is taken from their debut album WeirdOs, which set for release on 21 June via Speedy Wunderground.

Honing their fearless sound through a residency at Brixton’s iconic venue The Windmill, as well as on support slots across the UK and Europe with black midi and Gilla Band, O. have now distilled their unique live energy into their debut album, WeirdOs. It once again features production from Dan Carey, and promises 10 tracks of high-octane instrumentals recorded live to tape. The duo encompasses everything from cathartic dancefloor drops, to junglist breakbeats, intricate jazz lines, and sludgy, menacing doom metal on their debut album.

The new single ‘176‘ sees the duo combining their heavier sensibilities with their more groove inflected hip-hop influences to create something both colossal and danceable. Speaking on the single, the band say it was written: “In tribute to the 176 night bus and the unpredictable journeys on board. Always a banger live, we feel like we’ve captured that heavy energy on record with some help from Dan Carey’s distortion machines.

O. have also announced a run of EU / UK live dates. The dates come on the heels of the band’s successful first US shows and include an appearance at Manchester and Edinburgh Psych Fests. Tickets will go on sale at 10am BST on Friday 12 April.

O. Live Dates

15 – Festival Pelpass, Strasbourg
18 – Dour Festival, Dour
27 – WOMAD Festival, Malmesbury
28 – Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
31 – Manchester Psych Fest, Manchester (already announced)
01 – Edinburgh Psych Fest, Edinburgh (already announced)
04 – Rich Mix, London
17 – Aeronef, Lille
18 – Point Ephémère, Paris
20 – Reeperbahn, Hamburg
21 – Schokoladen, Berlin
24 – Doka, Amsterdam
25 – Witloof Bar, Brussels

For more information on O. please check out their facebook and instagram.

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