It is with great pleasure that we get to officially premiere Adelaide locals No Oaths debut album. The LP features eight gut-wrenching emo-punk songs, which seamlessly flow into each other. After initially being known as 'Roadhouse', the release of the No Oaths LP symbolises the maturity this band has reached and the talent and ability endemic in the group. From start to finish No Oaths is packed with emotional and musical prowess, coming together to form a solid and fleshed out ripper album, worthy of delving into. After a couple of lineup changes, the band now consists of Dylan Cooper, Levi Cooper and Mitch Waugh. Social commentary and inner reflection dominate this album; themes most listeners can identify as a twenty-something in the twenty-something century. First off the bat is the cathartic 'Pnemonics'. Tackling issues of modern adult life, it builds into a powerful chorus and wailing guitars which make this track a particular highlight for us.
Another highlight is 'Waster', originally released as a single before the full albums release. This fast paced punk-centric song has received plenty of airplay on Triple J's Short Fast Loud among others. Each and every track on this album has so much depth, it's hard not to ramble on about every single one. We feel like we're only just scratching the surface, it might take a few more full listens to fully gauge how bloody good it is.
'No Oaths' was recorded by owner Jimmy at ghost note studios and mastered by Jay Mass. The album closes with the huge 'Dissociate', a raucous and shaky song again focusing on one self, with frontman Dylan's vocals overlaying a distorted cacophony of sound. To celebrate the release of the album, No Oaths are putting on a launch show at the Exeter beer garden on January 6th next year. Joining the three piece will be friends Tiger Can Smile and Dead Roo to make a beautiful free afternoon gig, you'd be silly to miss. Jump On The Facebook Event Here
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