FRESH out of the box and making a hit on the Scottish music scene OK Social Club have released their first album.
Jordan Harvey is the drummer in the Edinburgh four-piece that have made quite an impression over the past year.
From Queensferry’s Echline Park, Jordan (21) said: “2012 was amazing. We’ve only been together for a year and a half and we are further ahead than we ever expected to be at this point - it’s surreal, that’s the word we keep using to describe it.”
2012 saw the band release three singles, ‘The Shape Of Things To Come’, ‘The Late 90s’, and ‘Gezellig’, debuting their fun indy sound across the airwaves at Soccer AM, Radio One, and MTV ROCKS, before playing Scotland’s best end of year gig - Hogmanay in Edinburgh, alongside Simple Minds, The View, Bwani Junction, and Reverend and the Makers.
Jordan, who’s studying popular music at Napier University, added: “I would describe us as indy pop. We’re inspired by older melodies, by the 50’s and 60’s. But you don’t know what people hear sometimes, we’ve been described as similar to Daft Punk, or old ACDC - which seems crazy, but at least people like it.”
Lead singer Raff Eragona is the lyric and melody master, but the whole band work on their catchy sound. In their true young and carefree style, promotion for their first album, ‘Nothing in Common’ has been done mainly through social media, and they hope 2013 will be a year of festival signings and European gigs.
Jordan added: “Our main thing is getting on the festival circuit, and we’re excited about next week as we’ve got shows in Milan from February 21-24. We’ll also be having our official album launch at the Teviot in Edinburgh on March 1.”
‘Nothing in Common’ from Platform Records can be bought on iTunes and on Amazon. To follow The OK Social Club on Twitter go to @the oksocialclub