Sonically and philosophically, there is a common fight in their music. A protest. Led by the versatile singing of Michael Bok, whose own range perfectly glues the band’s softest tones to their heaviest, Opia are not a band that is ‘post’ or ‘pre’ anything... they are what is happening right now, in real time.
In this, the most literal of senses, Opia’s music is progressive. It is moving forward and evolving even at this very second, as a complexity of genuine thoughts, propelled into the world by cyclonic walls of guitar and drums. And trying to capture a cyclone in a bottle is no easy task. Engineered by the rapidly up-and-coming Adam Round, and Mastered by über producer Forrester Savell; Opia’s 2013 debut album is a stunningly balanced journey into music that can be as ethereal and light as it can be earthy and heavy. And while bands will often sacrifice their tone in pursuit of such heaviness, Opia’s tone is their heaviness.
Just like their lyrics, Opia’s sound has come from the depths of sincerity. Already a coveted live band in their hometown of Perth, One Minute Ago finds Opia on the edge of the Nullarbor, looking out to the highway with ambition and yearning. For all of the power and self-expression that has gone into their debut album, Opia can deliver it tenfold in person, on stage, amps cranked. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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