September 4, 2017 |

The OBGMs – The OBGMs

The OBGMs – The OBGMs

September 4, 2017 |

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Toronto, Canada has given the world its fair share of exciting punk bands in recent years, from PUP to Fucked Up and The Dirty Nil, but it’s never produced one quite like THE OBGMs before. This band, who’s name stands for The Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores, began life as a rap group before picking up guitars and rising through Toronto’s booming punk rock scene. Having gained a reputation for their chaotic live shows, the four-piece are now preparing to release their self-titled debut on September 8th.

The record, mixed by the masterful Dave Schiffman, captures a raw seventies-garage sound whilst infusing a wide spectrum of influence. Despite this lo-fi production the hard-hitting rhythm section and razor-sharp vocals still pack a punch. What really sets The OBGMs apart though is an understanding of hip-hop’s bounce and their infusion of dance sensibilities. There aren’t many punk-rock records that are as likely to start dance-offs as they are circle pits. ‘Ijustwannaluvuallthetime’ sees frontman Densil McFarlane’s vocals riding over commanding drum beats in a way that’s reminiscent of his hip-hop origins, albeit with the addition of some harsh yells in the chorus. There’s a commendable level of restraint in the way that McFarlane dispenses his vocal capabilities on this record, allowing the quality of song writing speak for itself.