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Here's Five: Echo Ohs

Here's Five: Echo Ohs

Thursday 4th August, 2016 2:54PM

Last month Auckland trio Echo Ohs emerged with their excellent psych-surf single 'You Don't Mind' - a first taster of their forthcoming album that quickly rocketed to the top of the bFM charts. To celebrate the single's release the three-piece are throwing a killer party at Whammy Bar this weekend, and in anticipation we asked bassist/vocalist Yolanda Fagan to share some of the songs that have influenced the Echo Ohs sound....

1. The B-52's - 'Hero Worship'

The first two B-52 albums are killers. I won't hear anything else said on the matter. This footage of them captures what I love about the early stuff they did and Cindy Wilson is the best singer in the whole whole world.

2. Gun Club - 'Cool Drink Water'

There are a few songs on the record Fire Of Love that the early songs Guy and I put together are absolutely steeped in. Now that I think about it, it's probably a touchstone. For me this song is totally intense. There's heaps of space and it's got delicate moments and a certain Gun Club brutality to it.

3. Chain And The Gang - Cemetery Map

I don't even have words for this one. Everything Ian Svenonius puts together is golden. Let's just say...I'll leave this right here for you.

4. Pink Floyd - Lucifer Sam

Again this is a case of a first record being influential to us yet I can't say I'm a huge Pink Floyd head. The sound of this is inescapable.

5. Ghost Club - Howl Of The Duck

I've only seen Ghost Club live a couple of times - with Guy. Those moments where totally and utterly beautiful. Such a powerful band.

Echo Ohs are throwing a single release party this Saturday 6th August at Whammy Bar with support from their friends Bargain Bin Laden, Queen Neptune, and Bloodbags. Head over here for more information.


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