Philip Frobos, singer and bassist in Atlanta, GA trio Omni, revealed to Marc Riley in a session on BBC Radio 6 Music earlier this year that lyrics from their debut LP ‘Deluxe’ were written on the fly for the most part. The quick-pace, wondering thoughts of the front man run alongside the jerky, staccato jams that Omni expertly craft and become instant earworms.
On ‘Equestrian’, the joyous new single from the three-piece, the wordplay is similar enough with tales of hotel life, leaving a mint on the pillow, meeting in the lobby and checking into the wrong room. It’s back with the most playful of beats and more than welcome synth parts, taken from their new album ‘Multi-Task’, out September 22nd 2017 on Chicago based label Trouble in Mind.
Had we discovered it months earlier, Deluxe would have been our album of 2016 – it’s hardly left our turntable this year. To make up for it, we did include Omni as one of the many stonking bands in our ‘Top 50 of 2K17’ list – Check out the full run through here!
Omni have just finished a run of shows over in the states with Franz Ferdinand and will return to the UK in a few months’ time, with an absoLute barn-stormer pencilled in for September 2nd with Parquet Courts, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ultimate Painting and more for STRANGE WAVES II at the Ritz.
Listen to the exhilarating new single Equestrian below and keep an eye our for more news on Multi-Task!