Big Orange put themselves out there wholeheartedly, presenting their debut album, An Ode To Odious.
Releasing this eight track collection of alt-rock as we head into summer, Big Orange are giving fans an album that will uplift and rouse – it’s an album that cuts through the density that has been 2020 and instead, breaks things open for more hopeful times ahead.
Featuring already released singles ‘Apocketlipstick’, ‘Goodnight Kiss Vampire Bite’, ‘The Reason’ and their latest cut from the album, ‘I Wanna Know’, An Ode To Odious is an album that presents the perfect snapshot of the dynamism of one of WA’s strongest rock acts.
Uplifting melodies and bright percussion meet warm guitars and impassioned keys, giving the album moments of rich indie depth (‘In The Shadows’).
From songwriter Daniel Davis, we hear some strong pop songwriting chops, as he channels energy that will remind listeners of early Arcade Fire and The Jezabels (‘Dangerous Times’, ‘I Wanna Know’).
The album was recorded by Davis at his home studio in West Leederville and also by Dave Parkin (Spacey Jane, San Cisco) out at Perth’s Blackbird Sound Studio, An Ode To Odious keeps the fresh essence of Big Orange at the fore, highlighting their musicality, particularly with the introduction of new drummer – Jamie Gallacher – to the group.
With new blood in the fold, the album making process went through many different phases, ultimately arriving at cohesive and refined presentation of the band Big Orange are continuing to flourish into.