Irish rock band warm up with a local show

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May 25—ONOFF, a distinguished Irish rock band are preparing to present the first music from their new album which could be called “Blah Blah Blah”.

“We’re still working out the details for that part,” said Paulie Daly, the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist. “The title is still to be determined, but it could lean in the direction of this single.”

“Blah Blah Blah” is one of the band’s new songs to be released on July 12 with a music video that highlights some of the world’s most current political issues. In it, members of the group impersonate leaders such as US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.

“It could work wonderfully for us or it could work horribly for us, but it will work for us,” Daly said.

“It’s definitely going to ruffle some feathers,” added drummer and backing vocalist Stevie Bogan.

The track was inspired by the band’s frustration with governments around the world, and its song “Fear” similarly explores the deceptions the band says can be produced in the media and on various platforms. social.

“The influence this country has on the world is incredible, and we bring that into our music,” Daly said.

“The news they put out in other countries is different from what they put out here, it’s just a different program,” Bogan explained. “When you come from a different place, when you’re involved, you don’t see it because that’s the magic of propaganda.”

Another notable track will be “Left on the Moon” with a music video currently being produced by an artist in Ukraine. This piece will feature a young child building a cardboard rocket and flying it to the moon with his teddy bear friend. There, he encounters aliens and must learn to overcome his fear of them so they can help repair his ship and bring him back to earth.

“Honestly, it’s probably one of the best songs I’ve ever written,” Daly said. “I want a kid to watch this and be amazed, that’s the effect we’re going for. And this song is so kid-friendly that it takes you on an adventure.”

According to the band, virtually all of the tracks included in the new album could be considered singles. Each song will be released with a music video approximately every eight weeks beginning with “Blah Blah Blah”.

The album will mark the band’s second US release and sixth for their entire career. The other albums were written and produced mainly in Ireland and Europe.

His previous US album, “Reborn”, debuted in 2017 with the single “Don’t Look Surprised” voted fifth most requested song of the year on 98 Rock.

The group anticipates that this album will consist of between eight and 11 tracks and that it should be released in full by 2023. Until then, fans have the chance to attend two upcoming shows which will feature the latest hits from ONOFF .

Its official “one-time release show” will be held in Roseville at the Goldfield Trading Post on July 22 and will feature the band’s horn backing section called Brass to Mouth. As a precursor to July’s event, the band will play Silver Dollar Saloon in Marysville on June 3. This show will not include the marching band but it will feature Dupree The Bay Bully, a Bay Area rapper who collaborated on ONOFF’s latest music. “Closer” video. Opening the show will be James Parr of Inverness95, an alternative rock cover band. Doors open at 9 p.m. and admission is $10 per person.

Daly is very excited to perform on the stage he recently renovated and build his band as the Silver Dollar’s new Entertainment Director.

“Even if it’s only 100 people in there, it will feel like we’re playing in front of thousands,” Daly said. “It’s the kind of energy you get when you play in front of a crowd that knows you and your songs.”

“It’s really rewarding,” Bogan added.

ONOFF is well known for their lively and energetic performances. Performing well is something the band takes seriously and the three musicians have used the pandemic lockdowns as a time to focus on the details of the band’s music and expand its sound.

“We were so busy, because we were constantly on tour, that we never had a chance to just set up our gear and go into a studio and play and write,” Bogan said.

“I’m forever grateful for this moment because since then we haven’t stopped creating,” Daly said. “And we don’t play shows all the time now. We’ve played four shows this year and every one of them sold out. … Now we want to make sure the quality of the product is where it should be. and then the quality of the show is there with that.”

During its upcoming concerts, ONOFF looks forward to surprising the audience with various sound effects, projections and other visuals. The band recently played with a synthesizer that has been integrated into many newer tracks.

“I can’t wait for our fans to hear this new thing,” Daly said. “We’ve been working with throughout COVID and throughout the recording process for the new album.”

Bogan described the instrument as having “maximum impact” and that its new sound gives the trio an even more memorable dynamic.

With plenty of touring opportunities on the horizon, ONOFF warned fans that the June 3 show in Marysville and the July 22 show in Rosville might be the only time to catch them locally this year. The band hopes their new tracks will inspire people to get out and have more fun and not get bogged down in the “blah blah blah” of everyday life.

For more information, visit the ONOFF website at onoffrock.com. They can also be followed on Facebook @ONOFFNEWS, Instagram @ONOFFBAND and Youtube @ONOFFMUSICTV.

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