Oslo has carved their own unique niche in the rock scene and I like it. I've seen them live a few times and they do their studio work justice and more. For a little something different, you might want to make time for one of their shows. ~M
Oslo's upcoming shows
Aug 1 2007 8:00P
Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Aug 2 2007 8:00P
The Blue Lamp Sacramento, California
Aug 4 2007 9:00P
The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug 6 2007 8:00P
The Roxy Los Angeles, California
Aug 7 2007 8:00P
The Prospector Long Beach, California
OSLO comprised of MATTIA BORRANI (lead vocals, guitars), KERRY WAYNE JAMES (bass), GABRIAL McNAIR (guitars, backing vocals), DAMON RAMIREZ (keys) and CHARLIE WALKER (drums) has enjoyed much success independent of any label support. Their emotive and engaging live shows and self-titled, self-produced debut release (2005) garnered significant buzz and coverage from RollingStone, Billboard, Music Edge, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, which named Oslo one of the top 10 bands to download in the Fall of 2006.
Oslo's forthcoming sophomore release The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate, which they co-produced with Grammy Nominated engineer/mixer Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mickey P (Beck, Peaches, The Eels) and Sam Fogarino (Drummer, Interpol) is already receiving warm reception from radio, including Indie 103's Check One Two... and new song "Rhyme or Reason" was featured on the Season Finale of The Unit. The album also features guest appearances by Adrian Young, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Paz Lechantin and Ana Lechantin.
The critical acclaim of both their live shows and their debut release underscores not only the bands onstage showmanship but the complexity and depth with which they compose music.
Rich in texture, melody and fervor the Oslo sound conveys a layered listening experience that is as intricate as it is intelligent and evocative. Oslo have the chops, tunes and aura to influence rather than be influenced. Its time for a liberating leap into originalitys embrace, says LA Weeklys Paul Rogers.
The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate will hit stores October 9, 2007.