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PREMIERE: Okay Dane unleash their epic new single ‘Erase’

Okay Dane make music that’ll punch you in the stomach, then get stuck in your head. Since dropping their debut single in 2019, 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.

With the release of their latest single Erase, the group continue to establish their penchant for crafting huge, well-thought-out rock bangers. If you’re not already across this band, now is the perfect time for you to change that.

On their new single Erase, Melbourne-based outfit Okay Dane present a chaotic, hard-hitting, and infectiously melodic slice of punk glory.

All throughout the new single, Okay Dane stomp through a blistering concoction of grunge and slacker-punk, delivering something refreshingly direct. The track doesn’t fuck around with an unnecessarily long intro — it explodes into existence with pounding percussion and arresting vocal hooks. Guitars drone in the background before locking into a brutal groove; then the band give a brief moment’s reprieve before launching into an epic chorus. And seriously, these guys know how to write a chorus.

From here, the song builds and builds. Over the course of its punchy three-and-a-half-minute run-time, it escalates into something soaring and chaotic. Towards its conclusion, the track descends into a frantic breakdown. By this point, you’ll have been roped in completely by Okay Dane’s massive blend of sounds.

This is the latest in a string of consistently great releases from this Melbourne band, and judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new track above.