Sydney rock band The Owls play screaming guitar solos among woodblocks and compressed vocals. In an alternate universe with a little less restraint, The Owls would perhaps be making punk music, utilising the obvious energy present in songs like Kraków to a full, in your face effect. In a slightly different dimension, you could see them extending their rapport with stringed instruments into fiddly 70’s psychedelic breakdowns. In this plane of existence however, The Owls are a straight up rock band – no frills.
The last month has seen the group touring Kraków, a single off their upcoming EP Own The Streets, produced by The Jezabels’ own Lachlan Mitchell and apparently taking influence from The Strokes and BRMC. This weekend marks the last three shows of the tour, beginning in Kings Cross tonight (21st Feb) at FBi Social, heading north to Byron Bay’s Great Northern tomorrow night (22nd) and finishing up in Brizzy on Sunday (23rd) for a show at The Bearded Lady.
The Owls are Annandale rock at it’s most prominent, the band continuing a long tradition of loud gigs, long hair, describing your music as ‘howling’ and wearing black t-shirts. The Owls are dudes to look out for in the long term, don’t be surprised if you hear them spun on Triple J in the next couple of years. With such a straight up sound, it will be interesting to see where these kids decide to land on – which alternate universe the rockers will finally fall into.
Feb 21 FBi Social – Sydney
Feb 22 The Great Northern – Byron Bay
Feb 23 The Bearded Lady – Brisbane
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