Alternative music reviews

November 15, 2008

The Oolites

Filed under: oolites,reviews — @ 11:53 pm Comments (3)

The OolitesThe Oolites are a bit clever. By choosing the name of a type of rock, it gives them a chance to write about themselves in a detached with the option to order research paper for their topic, arty way like this: “…oolitic rock is not the heaviest or hardest, but instead intricately and interestingly formed… when studied live the dynamics of the formation can be very powerful.” One thing lads, if you are going to be smartarses then you had better be good enough to back it up.

Astonishingly enough, they are good enough. The Oolites have come out with a demo EP of such verve and confidence that it leaves me floundering for ways to describe it. The roots of the music seem to be back in the mists of time – I keep on thinking of Bowie’s “Man Who Sold The World” album (She Shook Me Cold and Black Country Rock in particular) coupled with the Art Punk of Wire.

Last Night’s Song by The Oolites

Last Night’s Song by The Oolites (Clip)

This three piece are really tight – a quality rhythm unit who leave space for the sharp guitar and outstanding vocals. There’s a touch of 70’s rock with added funky guitar at times and it just sounds great when mixed with songwriting of such quality. The lyrics are intriguing and rooted in real life. Clever, yes, but in a way that makes you wonder just how the hell someone can come up with such words that combine so well with the music.

Abbey Fields by The Oolites

Abbey Fields by The Oolites (Clip)

I’m beaten into submission. I’ll join in. It took 170 million years for The Oolites to form…it was worth every minute.

The Oolites


  1. Theez guyz veelly rock, munchen fantastiche!!!

    Vey unt brilliant live. Ice hope vey cumunt tou Berlin or Prague veery soount.

    Comment by Mall Funckshun — November 27, 2008 @ 12:05 am

  2. the oolites
    watch them and wonder
    listen to them and be amazed
    what a lyricist

    Comment by fossil lover — November 28, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

  3. could fossil lover be nic by any chance?

    Comment by sam — June 17, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

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