#MusicMonday December 2nd
Written by Total Meyhem on 2nd December 2019
This week’s #MusicMonday choice comes via our Punk Rock guru Jamie from Not The Punk Rock Show.
Jamie’s choice comes from Oakland California based Ötzi, a dark post-punk trio comprised of singer & bassist Akiko Sampson, singer & drummer Gina Marie, and guitarist K. Dylan Edrich.
They are known for their intricate songwriting and their explosive live show. At times haunting and at times aggressive, Ötzi delivers a driving rhythm and the intertwining melodies of two vocalists blanketed by abstract guitar washes.
Since their formation in 2014, Ötzi has toured many parts of the world, billing with varied post-punk, punk and indie luminaries including the Chameleons, Pink Turns Blue, Deerhoof, Modern English, Actors, Kommunity FK, 13th Chime, Zounds, Screaming Dead and The Iconoclast.
Ötzi released a seven-inch EP, “Gong Show,” on Long Way to Go Records in 2016. In 2017 came Ötzi’s debut LP, Ghosts, recorded by Stan Wright of Arctic Flowers, and released on Near Dark, Psychic Eye, and Last Hour Records in the US and on Bat-Cave Productions in Europe. In 2019, Ötzi released “Part Time Punks Sessions,” a Peel Sessions-style EP produced by the Part Time Punks KXLU radio show, on Psychic Eye and Near Dark record labels.
QUOTES ON ÖTZI:
With a traditional post-punk sound encased in aggression and darkness, Ötzi have perfected a modernized but timeless take on the genre that uses melodic chants, truculent verses, and a driving backbeat that freshens up the sound for a whole new generation. Kelsey Chapstick, Revolver
To say Ötzi turns it on, winds it up, and lets it loose is an understatement. This band absolutely shreds the atmospheric fabric. Randy Radic, Rawckus Magazine
While not knowledgeable enough of the recent – and rousingly dynamic – surge of the Oakland, CA scene to gauge just how essential to its rise this band was, I can say with some confidence that the Akiko/Gina-led juggernaut has had everything to do with its current breakout status. Dave Cantrell, New Noise
The dark and (heavy on the) dreamy side of post-punk” Maximum RocknRoll
Taken from the recent session release, Jamie’s choice is the track Ballad of Oiwa, and as our Track Of The Week, we will play this every day at 6am, midday, 6pm and Midnight.