ODD ROBOT - West Coast Girls SINGLE REVIEW
"YOU KNOW YOU REALLY FREAK ME OUT..."
Andy- Guitar/Vox Mike- Bass/Backing Vox Damian- Drums
ODD ROBOT debuted their Chicago-style meets west-coast vibe pop-punk sound back in 2017 with their debut LP "Late Night Pacific".
With former members of Longfellow (Kung Fu Records) and The Maxies and current members of New Way On and Sederra, the pop-punk California trio draw influences from all over the board including: Alkaline Trio, Elvis Costello, Descendents, Motion City Soundtrack, Smoking Popes, Misfits, Green Day.
With their latest forth-coming LP Amnesiatic recently being released via Wiretap Records, the trio has not let up on their sick throwback punk rock sound that totally reminds me of old school Alkaline Trio, Green Day (during the Nimrod years) as well as a splash of pop-band The Killers chord progressions and attitude thrown in for good mix.
During this time they utilized their recording time, releasing their debut album "WE USED TO..." a pop-punk emotional 12-track record; engineered and mixed by well-known Melbourne producer David Carr at Rangemaster Studios (Kisschasy - Antiskeptic) and Mastered by Martin Pullen (Deep Purple) at Edensound.
Their first single WEST COAST GIRLS is reminiscent of the early 2000's Alkaline Trio where at points in the tune you almost mistaken lead singer Andy for Matt Skiba. Combine that with the grit of indie punk rock artists like Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg and earlier precursor pop-punk bands like Fugazi and Descendants all tied into a pop-rock-punk ball. The band tightly brings together pop-punk, a dark emo-esque sound, and at times a level of pop-rock power trio sound only achievable with that power chord and heavy bass guitar combination.
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