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Premiere: Odd Morris partner up with SOMA for live recording of post-punk jam ‘The Nothing New’

Premiere: Odd Morris partner up with SOMA for live recording of post-punk jam ‘The Nothing New’

Donal Corrigan

‘The Nothing New’ is the latest track to be released by post-punk band Odd Morris. In this song, they explore the sensation of experiencing both joy and rage at the same time.

More specifically the song reveals this juxtaposition when living in Dublin City. While Dubliners love living in a vibrant city, there is also the underlying pain of emigration as the locals are being priced about by the rent crisis.

“Dublin city, a place full of beautiful memories but it’s a place that’s forced some of our closest friends to emigrate due to unaffordable rents… it’s a bittersweet reflection on losing our mates.” the band said about SOMA.

Odd Morris: SOMA x O'Hara's Sessions

The bassline perfectly captures this theme by playing an up-tempo hook, that’s dark in tone. Distorted guitar riffs pierce through the song and give us a vibrant contrast. This gives a gloomy, warmth to the song in a Disorder by Joy Division-esque manner.

An accompanying music video has been made for the new release. Stark lighting, tight spaces and whipping camera movements make this a perfect match for the music. The video perfectly captures the beautiful chaos of this track.

The band have here teamed up with SOMA – a gig promotion collective and O’Hara’s for this live session. It’s the same backing that birthed the live recording of The Murder Capital’s ‘More Is Less’.

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