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.