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We can’t wait to bring trailblazers, Oh Sees, back to Albert Hall after their sell out last year. Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 10th January.
They’ll be touring their latest full-length album ‘Face Stabber’ . Psych-punk warrior, ear worm-farmer, and possessor of many stamped passport pages, John Dwyer does not let up. His group Oh Sees (aka Thee Oh Sees, OCS, and The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment – from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond – to suit his omnivorous whims. It’s common knowledge however, that at their shows, you’re there asking for a beating.
20 years going and the shows keep getting more and more intense, as many a soupy swarm can attest. The locked-in Rincon/Quattrone drum cops propel masses of strangers to froth and lean into each other as the insistent and repetitive underpinning tumbles nimbly from Tim Hellman’s bass. Meanwhile John ricochets breathy yips and snippets of synth and all manner of guitar heroics around your brain canyons while your reptile instincts yell “move”. Brain-stem body rock meets cerebral expanses, and their now du jour prolifically feeds a labyrinthine garden of well-hewn tunes.