Friday, June 22, 2018

Track Of The Day :: Okay Champ - William Tell

Words: Sam Geary

Produced by themselves and Will Thornycroft, 'William Tell' is the follow-up to the visceral debut single 'The Party’s Over (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)' by North-East newcomers Okay Champ.

Released yesterday (June 21) via their own imprint Treetrunk Records, 'William Tell' takes an equally menacing stance to their post-punk predecessor through a drone drum beat, John Edgar’s dominating, dark vocals and a fuzzy wash of guitars.

The lyrics to the song, says writer Edgar, "were born out of a nightmare I had. A lot of the Champ lyrics are… It's the antithesis of 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' by The Beatles. With a little nod to Rossini in there.”

Okay Champ - made up of members of EAT FAST, YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO, Nately's Whore's Kid Sister and Let's Buy Happiness, head out on tour for a short run of dates next month.

Live dates

15 Newcastle - Cluny 2*
16 Bristol - The Exchange*
17 London - The Social*
18 Brighton - The Quadrant*
19 Portsmouth - The Edge of the Wedge*
22 Sheffield Tramlines Festival

* w/ Blóm

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