Alt-rockers from Melbourne Okay Dane have dropped their debut EP Alienation today. They released 2 tracks off it earlier this year, “Pretend” and “God Complex”, and it’s great to see them get the finished EP out the door. This EP is a collection of well-crafted punchy songs that will get your party started.
To celebrate the EP’s release, Okay Dane has given us an exclusive track-by-track rundown. And that’s not all, we have a link to the video for one of the tracks, “Headache”, which is an absolute belter.
Is the thrashy opener to the EP, we wanted to open with either of the punk tracks and announce our arrival with a bang. This song dares the listener to be as messed up as we are and embrace their faults enthusiastically.
This song follows “You’re Sick” with a sense of immediacy and loudly declares “I’m tired”. The song describes being too burnt out to cope and turning to other methods instead of directly facing your problems. The stupid game involves getting trashed and blaming each other for our own faults.
This song ruminates on being taken advantage of by someone who thinks they know better than you do. “God Complex” represents the moment when you realise you’ve been manipulated and the decision not to take it anymore.
Headache is a giant “fuck you” to the person in your life that thinks it’s cool to take advantage of you and waste your time. Sometimes it just feels good to scream and thrash it all out.
This song closes the EP and is an introspective look into one’s faults and realising that things aren’t going to change. Lyrically this is the other side of the coin to ‘You’re Sick’, and is the end of the cycle before that sad reflection turns back into lashing out.
You can also watch the video for “Headache” below. Trust me, it’s worth the watch, as well as being a great song.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the track “You’re Sick” as “Pastoral Care”. The title has been updated to correct the error.