Former high school friends and now housemates Edvard Hakansson, Gilbert Hulme and Jack McKenzie are Melbourne-based band, Osaka. They spend all of their spare moments practising in their own attic studio, and the result is an adhesive and energetic sound.
Whilst Osaka cites musicians and bands they look up to as The Strokes, Foals, Phoenix, Taylor McFerrin and The National, lead singer Edvard says this:
“We try not to directly listen to what our influences are doing. Instead, we know what we like to hear and always aim to make the music we want to hear – to be that band that we can never find in our library. In our writing, we want you to be able to hear an emotion, and feel it when you listen at a deeper level to the songs.”
‘Vessel’ was recorded with Malcolm Besley (Client Liaison, City Calm Down, Snakadaktal) and is out today.
Sounds like: Bloc Party, Foals, Editors