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Openside - Single Review: I Feel Nothing

28 Aug 2017 // A review by Tony McDonald

Thumping bass and drums overlaid with great effects and keyboards make this 80’s retro PowerPop single really stand out.

I Feel Nothing is a very catchy tune and it's certain to be a hit especially in the lead up to summer. Shades on, roof down, awesome!

Openside are a 4 piece band from Auckland and the lead vocalist Possum has a fantastically distinctive voice. Great news in this genre, which is becoming a little crowded with mediocre international singers.

I Feel Nothing has plenty of punch and power, reminding me of Chromeo which I absolutely love. I can't wait to hear more.

Openside have a great video too filmed in California, check it out here.


About Openside

Auckland based emo-pop quartet Openside have already featured in 2018 in Alternative Press, Line of Best Fit and Billboard’s Pride Playlist. With two NZ Top 40 singles under their belt, No Going Back and I Feel Nothing, their incisive examinations of identity and relationships are resonating with an ever-growing audience.

After spending the winter touring New Zealand to play to all ages crowds and having supported everyone from Twenty One Pilots and Fall Out Boy to Ellie Goulding and Panic! At The Disco, the group unleashed a three-track EP in 2018, Episode One: Character Flaws accompanied by its very own comic book and launched at Auckand’s Armageddon comic culture expo in October.

Capturing all the energy of their live performances, assured songwriting and production, the first single, Character Flaws is a self-described ‘anthem for the insecure’ that punches straight from the heart, reinforcing the connection the band are making with young audiences through their empowering messages, led by the group’s gender non binary vocalist Possum Plows.

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Episode One: Character Flaws
Year: 2018
Type: EP
Push Back
Year: 2016
Type: EP

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