What’s in a name? Spotted in a poem, scribbled in a notebook, and bent slightly out of shape, ‘Odmansbox’ – with its suggestion of a musical knick-knack drawer or junk shop – reflects the Birmingham 3-piece’s magpie aesthetic. Off-kilter, poker-faced, jokey but deadly serious, their lugubrious bangers fleetingly recall all your favourite bands while never losing their elusive essence.
Having released their first EP ‘I’ve Got Nothing’ in 2018 (the title track of which was picked up by BBC Introducing and Brum Radio), they headed to Lincolnshire to record its follow up with Dave Formula, owner of the Sweet Factory and former keyboardist with Magazine.
The resulting EP “A Low Key Affair” is vibrant and driving, while the lyrics tell of disillusionment with teenage love, the cost of weddings, and the dreams of the 1960s. Its lead single ‘Take the Money & Run’, released with a video that sees the band let loose among fairground rides and arcade games, is another dusty gem from their jumble sale of influences, stories, and hooks.
‘Take the Money & Run’ will be released on 27.05.19.
“Bizarre yet brilliant” - Indie Midlands.
“one of my favourite songs in 2018” - Pete Steel, Brum Radio, of ‘I’ve Got Nothing’.
“They received a great response from the large crowd, who clearly appreciated their high level performance and very original songwriting talents” - Dave Tomlinson, promoter, Zero Degrees Festival 2018.
“Their clever, multi-layered compositions are intoxicating while their hypnotic grooves and imaginative toplines are a joy. Odmansbox are also complete professionals and a pleasure to work with” – Kyle Parsons, organizer of Katiesfest 2018.
“both very clever and very catchy” - Beat Town Blog.