ALBUM REVIEW: Rubber Oh – Strange Craft | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 03.06.22







Sight, sound and emotion are perhaps the senses and feelings which most often inspire music – even artists’ entire repertoires. But Rubber Oh traverse new ground with their debut album, Strange Craft. Their quest: to convey the unnatural and alien – yet so familiar – touch of rubber through the medium of sound.

Driven and performed by Pigs x7’s Sam Grant alongside a host of guest artists, everything on Strange Craft is new to the ear. From the chest-rumbling double bass guitar arrangement to its surreal and sci-fi-tinged synthetic lustre, pre-released singles like Little Demon and Hyperdrive Fantasy truly display the project’s psych pop, at times even metal-infused elements. Eye-opening, mind-stretching and ear-blowing all at once, the touch of rubber may never feel the same again…


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