Oki's Wagon, 'Shake'
Info: Dublin band Oki's Wagon combine blues, folk, country, jazz, and a bit of rockabilly to boot on their new single, 'Shake', which will be released tomorrow and will feature on their forthcoming album, A Curious Dose, which releases on the 10th of January. The band have already performed at Electric Picnic and one of my favourite events, The Jack of Diamonds Festival, and are regulars at Whelans, Sweeneys, The Workman's Club and The Mercantile.
So to the music! Well, in addition to tomorrow's single I wanted to talk a bit about another track on Oki's Wagon's SoundCloud page, 'Bottom of the Stairs' as well, but first to 'Shake'. Singer Audrey Gleeson has a classic country rasp on this track and melded with the mandolin, piano and slide guitar you're quite taken back to the 70's and the likes of Patti Smith's 'Because The Night'. I was also really impressed by 'Bottom of the Stairs', it's very smooth and locks the band closer to contemporary artists such as Laura Marling, but to be honest, Marling doesn't bring the rockabilly quite like Oki's Wagon do, prime example, 'Horror Chord', a real rabble rouser, okay, that's three songs now....
Oki's Wagon, 'Bottom of the Stairs'
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