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In The Red Records

Released: 18.08.23







This is a pop record with a multitude of twists and turns. From opener Stunner you’d assume this was going to be a standard OSEES record. However, it quickly morphs, through the synth punk of title track Intercepted Message, the relentless chanting of The Fish Needs A Bike, to the brilliant Sleazoid Psycho.

Underpinned with a driving motorik beat, retaining a similar pace throughout, blasts of synths and stabs of guitars punctuate most tracks. Then Always At Night appears, at complete odds with anything you’d expect from the OSEES. Steeped in synth pop sensibility, Dwyer croons in a manner akin to John Grant; an unexpected but welcome turn on what must be one of the band’s finest albums to date.


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