OSLOW ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

Sydney post-punk outfit Oslow have announced a string of east coast summer tour dates together with a music video for ‘Sewing’, taken from their debut Self Titled album.

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER – RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER – OLD BAR, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER – HAMILTON STATION HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER – FACTORY FLOOR, SYDNEY

Off the back of the success of 2015’s No Longer Concerns Me 7”, the four-piece released their long-awaited debut full-length Oslow in February this year to critical acclaim. In joining forces with producer/engineer Dylan Adams (DMA’s, James Blake) to record the album, Oslow honed their craft to exercise a more purposeful and deliberate method to their song writing. Oslow nabbed Indie Album of The Week in The Brag with US outlet Brooklyn Vegan premiering the record internationally, labelling it “atmospheric.” Locally, Kill Your Stereo dubbed it “a work of art”, with The Music noting it’s at once “tense and soothing”, and industry friends AIR calling it “an enthralling debut album.” It was playlisted on Triple Rand SYN FM with first single ‘Cold Dark Space’ receiving spins on FBi and triple j’s Short.Fast.Loud and Home & Hosed.

The video for ‘Sewing’ was filmed in the house where Oslow wrote most of their debut album, capturing the feel of lived in spaces, showing some of their home but as little of them as they could. On the single, singer Dylan Farrugia explains, “Sewing was a song that came together pretty quickly early on during the writing process. It was a fun song to write and really set the tone for a more pop-punk leaning record. The song is about letting your illness fester, to the point where you believe it defines your identity. Not being able to recognise what it means to be well or unwell.”

Watch “Sewing”

RESIST WELCOMES OSLOW TO ITS ROSTER

Resist Records welcomes Oslow to its roster. Their self titled debut album will be released on February 10.

Rinsed in ‘00s nostalgia, the atmospheric lead single ‘Cold Dark Space’ is accompanied by a performance-based video that creates a sense of vacancy and detachment through the minimalist styling of lifeless objects within a white-walled home. The track is four minutes of moody, layered melody lines and heartfelt lyrics reminiscent of iconic crossover bands including Brand New and Title Fight. These characteristics form the essence of Oslow’s enthralling 11-track soundscape, heightened with the anthemic choruses on album opener ‘Asleep in the Hallway’ and ‘Los Croydos’, the epic, fuzzy riffs on ‘Nothing Yet’ and the commanding drum fills throughout ‘Deer in the Works’.

In joining forces with producer/engineer Dylan Adams (DMA’s, James Blake) on the album, Oslow have honed their craft to exercise a more purposeful and deliberate method to their song writing. Revealing the observations that led to Oslow, frontman Dylan Farrugia explains “the songs themselves seek to express our personal experiences as young people in Australia and what that means at this juncture in history. With the world seeming to crumble everywhere around you it’s very easy to disengage and lose sense of worth. Realising once you engage and have discussions with the people around you it becomes easier to mobilise and see things for what they really are. Understandings that through the sharing of experiences we better each other’s lives and have the ability to impact what happens around us.”

Since their formation five years ago, Oslow – Dylan Farrugia (vocals, bass), Jacob Rossi (guitar, vocals), Sean Hampstead (guitar, vocals) and Alex Ashtiani (drums) – have captivated audiences and critics alike with their alternative post-punk sound, sharing stages with highly respected indie, punk and hardcore heavyweights Title Fight, PUP, La Dispute and Balance & Composure to name a few. Since debuting the Field EP in 2012, the band has gone from strength to strength, having released the now-sold-out Days Are So Bright Now EP (2014) and the double A-side No Longer Concerns Me 7” (2015), which was re-pressed in 2016.

Watch “Cold Dark Space”

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