Perth’s BIG ORANGE unleashes debut album AN ODE TO ODIOUS

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Perth’s BIG ORANGE unleashes debut album AN ODE TO ODIOUS
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’).
“I usually write about existentialism, morality, sadness, self-loathing, misanthropy, lost love and apocalypse; so I hope people can enjoy an album’s worth of my pessimistic world view. I’m glad we could get this album before the world ends. This album has been a long time coming and a lot of work but we think we’ve made a really good record that we can be proud of.” Daniel Davis, Big Orange

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 StudioAn 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.

“We’ve been chipping away at this album for quite some time now. Some tracks are new but others have been kicking around for what seems like eternity. It’s not a long album, just eight tracks that felt right together at this point in time. We have so much in the pipeline, it feels good to get this train a-rollin’.” Emma Adams, Big Orange


“There’s something really exciting about Big Orange and throughout 2020, despite everything going on, we’ve had the opportunity to see that begin to blossom.”

“Big Orange come off like some of the best power-popsters such as The Posies combined with the rollicking feel and dry wit of Ben Folds.”
Amrap (Australian Music Radio Airplay Project)

“This band knows how to write a classic pop song.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe

“They could be the next big thing out of WA, everyone could be talking about Big Orange.”
FBi Radio, Al Grigg

An Ode To Odious is out now!
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