Melbourne indie-rock group Okay Dane enter the second half of 2020 with a new dose of impactful and melodic music, announcing their new single Someday.
The release of Someday opens a new chapter for Okay Dane, with guitarist and vocalist Iseabail Lewis and drummer Nathan Winn now in the fold and some of their strongest and most collaborative new material yet.
With Someday, Okay Dane continue to show their strong dynamic that was previously heard on their May release, Erase. Someday is more indie-alternative than the harder rock sounds Okay Dane led with on early releases but to put them all in line consecutively, it is a natural progression for a band constantly evolving their musical identity.
Recorded at Melbourne’s Homesurgery Recordings earlier this year, pre-lockdown, Okay Dane worked with Jon Grace (Dear Seattle, KINGSWOOD) on production, engineering and mixing, before Someday was sent to Sam K. Sproull (High Tension, The Getaway Plan) for mastering. The experience, the band says, was one they relished particularly now as Melbourne began its new-normal of pandemic-induced life. “We were lucky enough to record the last few days of February, right before everything shut down, and we ended up with two singles we’re really proud of. The first being Erase, that we released in May; the second being Someday, which is a slower burn that indulges more of our indie-alternative influences like Pixies and Ball Park Music.” Okay Dane
Someday is reflective in lyrical nature, as Okay Dane takes on the process of navigating your way back from tough situations with another individual. “These new singles have been the most collaborative that we’ve made so far, with every member pitching in ideas for lyrics, themes and melodies. Someday is about the moment after saying something you can’t take back, realising that you fucked up.” Okay Dane
“Fast, anthemic and ready to whip a crowd into a frenzy, it makes you envisage a writhing sweaty mosh pit filled with smiling faces screaming along…This is what festival dreams are made of!”
Good Call Live
“The Melbourne-based outfit have carved out a unique space for themselves in the Australian alt-rock scene; they balance hard-hitting energy with carefully-crafted melodies.”
“Into some of the melodies in this one & love when the vocals hit full power. Was waiting for that moment and it came. Love the tones in the guitars too, it blasts well.”
Triple J Unearthed, Claire Mooney (‘Pretend’)
“Reminiscent of fellow certified thrash lords Violent Soho, Okay Dane’s latest is packed with cheeky attitude, fast-paced punk riffs and an anthemic chorus designed to be shouted.”
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