With a buzz already building around them – thanks in no small part to being invited on tour with Black Midi after only two gigs – O have teamed up with Speedy Wunderground to release their debut single, ‘OGO’.
The duo – saxophonist Joseph Henwood and drummer Tash Keary – seem to have thrived under the Speedy Wunderground model of recording – record one day, mix the next with no lunch breaks and as few overdubs as possible – to create something that showcases exactly why their live shows have caused so much excitement.
“We wrote ‘OGO’ in a soundcheck in Oslo, whilst on tour supporting Black Midi”, says Henwood. “It had hit minus five outside so we started jamming something fast to try and keep our hands warm”.
“Playing live is a really big part of O”, he goes on. “So we loved the Speedy Wunderground approach of recording one track in one day, holding off on major edits, and we are not even listening to the track until it’s released. It’s just the two of us on the single – as it is live – with [producer and Speedy Wunderground founder] Dan Carey and [engineer] Adele Phillips helping us recreate that gig feeling in the studio”.
‘OGO’ is streaming now and will be released on seven-inch on 23 Jan, and you can catch O live at Peckham Audio in London tonight.
Listen to ‘OGO’ here: