Words: Sam Geary
Wollongong pop-rockers OK Hotel are a good example of Australia's ability to churn out easily accessible music across the genres.
Their new five-track EP 'Stay Bright' is a collection, produced by Fletcher Matthews (Dear Seattle, Sweater Curse, Clews), that sees the quartet pack in their trademark meaty choruses and fuzzy riffs, and just the right amount of melodic rock finesse.
"'Stay Bright' is about the disheartening effort of staying positive and finding kindness through weird times,” says lead vocalist Josh Fogarty. “We wrote some of these song ideas being so young it feels like a long time ago when we listen back. They aged with us in a way that’s hard to describe and it’s a record we’ll always want to hold close because of that.”