Oski Bravo are back!
The Dublin-based five piece who released their debut EP last October are back with their follow-up release “Silent Movies Man”.
Their 2016 self-titled release garnered comparisons to “the warmth of early REM, Idlewild, Juniper, the Frames, King Creosote, Damien Rice, Bellx1 and Revelino”.
Formed only the previous year, Oski Bravo have been keen to get as much material written and recorded as possible.
The first single from taken from “Silent Movies Man” is the song “Cracked But Intact”. This brisk and catchy tune mixes the light with the dark, a theme which runs throughout the new EP. Sweet but eerie, the verses warm the ear as an Eleanor Rigby’-like cello hints that all may not be what it seems, before rising towards the chorus. The chorus then explodes in a melodic downpour dripping with 1950’s pop. “Cracked but intact, there’s millions of reasons to just go to pieces, but I want you to stay…”. Bruised but not broken, the songs conveys a ray of hope through the fog of life’s confusion, set to a tune you can hum.
Songs from their debut release drew reviews such as: “the track builds to a glorious crescendo and demonstrates the flourishing maturity of this group.”and: “I’m almost embarrassed by how many times I clicked back to the start of the song as soon as it finished”.
Sat July 29th – Art Beat Festival – Waterford City.
Fri August 11th – Secret Village Festival – Roscommon.