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Tight Retro New Wave / Post-Punk tunes laden with social commentary, catchy melodies and rich harmonies.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Côte D'azur
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2. Perfect
1:55 $0.99
3. Banshee
2:08 $0.99
4. Textiles
2:46 $0.99
5. Crown
3:11 $0.99
6. Silence
3:10 $0.99
7. Not Like Me
3:16 $0.99
8. Got Girl
2:19 $0.99
9. 1984
2:21 $0.99
10. Ten Percent
2:06 $0.99
11. Ambivert
2:41 $0.99
12. Takapuna Wives Club
3:15 $0.99
13. Blah Blah Blah Blah
1:54 $0.99
14. Sanctuary
4:35 $0.99
15. Vanilla
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Album Notes
Somewhere along the way we didn't get the memo about being too old to do this kind of music. As a result, instead of going on cruises in Florida, we produce biting music that is laden with antipathy for the ordinary and delivers social commentary seasoned with a dash of anarchy that takes a hard swipe at modern life. We reject most main stream ideology equally, champion the creative thinker and the under-dog yapping in the wind.

Many musicians struggle with being boxed in a genre and we are much the same. Labels really are social constructs that mean little. We are driven by the original classic Punk attitude but that doesn't mean our music has to fit that descriptor. If you are familiar with The Damned's 'Strawberries' album you'll know what we mean. We write in any style. The only rule is we have to like it. We've drawn on 40 years of influence - ours is not an original sound, it's just a big mash-up of so many moments and that's how we like it. Much of the time the result has a retro New-Wave/ Post-Punk vibe but you can be the judge of that. It is whatever it wants to be, whatever you make of it.

We value classic song-writing. If it can't be played on an acoustic guitar around a campfire the odds are it won't make it to release. Add harmonies (lovely, rich harmonies), a Vox keyboard, sometimes a sad violin and the bite of a Rickenbacker bass and we are 'happy as'. Universal feedback so far is that this album is a 'grower'; a few spins in and people get it as a whole body of work and one worthy of owning. The songs are unique to each other but connected by a common thread. The lyrics are penned to be cross-generational and rarely stray far from ideas of personal freedom, seeking out your own sanctuary and celebrating the individual.

A debut album yes, the first album for either of us yes, but it's been decades in the making. Along the way there have been many bands, many projects, many songs and many gigs for we members of OLDER. Jel & Julie first met in another band in the early 90's in New Zealand and one song on this album, 'Not Like Me', is from that era. Many years passed, most of them spent on opposite sides of the world with Jel back in his native Britain, before we reformed under the OLDER name & began writing again in 2015. Age had not dulled our passion for high-energy music, if anything it had fed a deep urge to celebrate it. The name OLDER was chosen as a simple acknowledgement of our chronological reality; there was no pretence to feign youth.

The O symbol of OLDER was designed to be a nod and wink to the Celtic sign of the Awenydd - literally meaning 'inspiration' in Welsh (Jel's ancestory). It's a complex concept but for us in a nutshell: 'Those who make a place in their hearts, in their thoughts and in the way they live open themselves to inspiration.' It may appear grandiouse however, for us it represents the source of our creativity and in turn much of our freedom and happiness in life and being musicians.

We get our kicks from observational writing - questioning everything and assuming nothing. It's the foundation for our anarchic mindsets, but we are nice people, really. We are true ambiverts; we live away from people in rural New Zealand, happy in our own space, but when we 'come out to play' we love to hang with interesting, creative types and engage deeply. We are the oddballs that never quite grew up, never quite fitted in and didn't like being one of the crowd. Our 'inner child' is alive and well - often laughing at the wrong time and seeing life for how pompous it can be. If you are like us then we hope you enjoy our music. It's for people like you. Sometimes it thrashes, sometimes it chills. ALWAYS it is honest, never constrained by what we are told is should be, so you never know what's coming next. Love OLDER xxx



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