Barely Dressed and Village Sounds present
JARROW - "Expensive Hugs" Album Tour Tickets
8:00pm, Fri 11 May, 2018
OAF Gallery, NSW
With just over a week until Jarrow's second album Expensive Hugs is released in to the world, the prolific band share their rousing new single 'Bleach' and announce a run of headline shows.
Self-guided therapy through garage rock, that's 'Bleach', the third single from Jarrow's album Expensive Hugs. All riffs, melody and noise, the song moves at breakneck speed as Jarrow sings of strange childhood memories before finding catharsis and solace from an insane guitar solo. Total psychological resolution in 3 and a half minutes.
Jarrow (Dan Oke) is Footscray's favourite self-taught, self-produced, garage-pop multi-instrumentalist and Expensive Hugs reveals the immense pleasure that he takes from experimentation in the studio.
Drawing inspiration equally from 21st century meme culture and classic 90's indie-rock, Expensive Hugsis an immensely enjoyable dash through Oke's world of pop-hooks, weird soundscapes and riff-jams. Piano rumbas follow tightly constructed pop-vignettes and extended guitar freak-outs. It's all there in 29 minutes of joy, written and performed with a knowing grin.
Expensive Hugs is out next Friday - and is available for a limited time on amazing translucent purple splatter vinyl. Pre-order it here: https://jarrowbdr.bandcamp.com/album/expensive-hugs
Having just smashed their Melbourne residency (and supported the Libertines!) Jarrow has announced a run of east coast shows in support of his album.