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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Wollongong three piece OK Hotel have dropped their new single, Life Is Crazy (Like That). The track follows their debut song, Swim, produced by Fletcher Matthews (Dear Seattle, STUMPS, CLEWS).

The song navigates unhealthy friendships, questioning the validity of these toxic relationships and what is keeping them together despite all odds. Bringing back early 2000’s punk sounds and melodies, the hook-driven chorus is paired with heart-on-your-sleeve lyricism and fuzzy guitars.

“Everything I wanted to say came out in the ‘life is crazy like that’ chorus line,” the band shared. “It was one of those rare occasions where the chorus wrote itself, with not much more than a single phrase. It was the very first thing I said on a voice memo and it stuck. Growing up we get worn down by things we love, and not knowing where to start mapping boundaries can be tough.

With a growing fanbase, the band draw influences from the fuzz-fuelled sounds of 90’s rock, already carving their own path within Australia’s rock scene. OK Hotel spent the earlier months of 2020 supporting the likes of Pist Idiots, Ruby Fields, Horror My Friend, and TOTTY, to name a few, across the east coast. The band are gearing up for the release of their debut EP later this year.

Life Is Crazy (Like That) is out now! Watch the music video below.


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