London instrumental outfit O. have announced that they will play a show in The Workman’s Club, next February in support of their debut EP ‘Slice’. The duo comprised of baritone saxophonist Joseph Henwood and drummer Tash Keary recorded ‘Slice’ live with producer Dan Carey (Wet Leg, Fontaines DC, Honeyglaze) are set to release the EP on November 24th via Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label.
The duo quickly caught the attention of the London music scene opening for Black Midi on their second gig, O. soon found themselves on tour with the noise merchants.
“I think our fifth gig was at Alexandra Palace – it was terrifying,” remembers Tash. “But the main thing we learned was that we can be as weird as we want to be. Black Midi’s whole approach is that it’s OK to be playful. We both really liked that because there’s a playfulness to our music, too.”
The duo’s collaborative live sessions O Zone at Brixton Windmill saw O. improvise on stage with the likes of Nerija’s Rosie Turton, Edna from Goat Girl, Melt Yourself Down’s Pete Wareham and Steam Down’s Wonky Logic and it wasn’t long before they found themselves opening for Gilla Band on tour.
“People have come to see us and said they’ve enjoyed the fact it feels about two centimetres from falling apart,” says Tash. “With two instruments, you have to push yourself, physically, right to the edge to keep it interesting. But we enjoy that challenge.”
O. at The Workman’s Club, Dublin 19th February 2024. Tickets €16.00 including booking charges on sale Thursday, 28th September at 10am from www.singularartists.ie