Friday, February 23, 2024

Uh Oh… It’s Ekko Park!

New Zealand rock band Ekko Park has released the ridiculously catchy, up tempo ‘Uh Oh!‘ as their new single, one made for bouncing around the room and played loud!

The single is the second track to be releases from Ekko Park‘s new album, Horizon, that’s available now through Dinner For Wolves.

Frontman Joe Walsh said of the track, Uh Oh!’ was the last song we wrote for Horizon. The riff had been around for about 10 years and I brought it in to the final album rehearsal. What I thought was the chorus, Bryan saw as the verse, so we chopped it up, wrote a new chorus and within minutes we had our newest punkiest song & probably our most favourite to play live!” 

“The lyrics were written in a cinema whilst watching Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The narrator of the song is Sam Rockwell’s character Dixon. I wrote this from the perspective of Dixon talking to Mildred as the movie ends and final plot twist ensues.’

The band’s guitarist, Alex Hargreaves, once again directed the music video and said of the clip, “The lyrics to this song are quite bold so I wanted them to visually have a large presence in the video. Parts of Joe’s lyrics were inspired by the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri so I really wanted to pay tribute to this story. I decided not to use the font that they used for the movie but to use the font that they used for the billboards in real life to pay tribute to the Fulton family’s fight.

“There’s also an element that ties this video to the video for ‘All Eyes On Me’. In this video we see tiny moments of one of the hazmat suit characters filming the band. I think there’s a central theme of talking about people deciding who matters and who doesn’t and governments serving the few and not the many so I wanted to create a link between the two videos here.”

The aforementioned ‘All Eyes On Me’ was the album’s first single, and featured Feeder’s Grant Nicholas as guest vocalist. You can learn more about that and the album, plus watch the video at RAMzine by clicking here.

Meanwhile you can listen to ‘Uh Oh!’ here, catch the video to it on this page, and order the albumhere.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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