Band Of The Day: Ocna
Brighton, England indie rock band Ocna has released its newest single, “Less Luminous”. Sonically, the track is a radio-ready, darkly lush indie pop-rock track with dense layers that serve as a bed for singer Fiona Robertson’s sultry vocals.
About the track, the band says “We adore the introspective sounds of Jacques Brel, Scott Walker, and chanson. Our music has always had a dark, moody side but with Less Luminous we wanted to let those influences shine through and go full-on noir with a massive, climactic ending and lyrics about a tortured, overdue but impossible break-up. The orchestration, with synthesized strings and horns, has a smoky vibe and sounds lush … considering it was produced in a shed, with guitars, keyboards, and plug-ins, we reckon it’s pretty epic.”
The track was written by guitarist/bassist Dale Hudson. Along with the single, Ocna has released a video for “Less Luminous”. The video was directed by Katy Clarkson and, according to the band, represents “different entities vibrantly blending together to make something seamless, bright, and new, then slowly going into reverse, breaking apart, and eventually fading.” “Less Luminous” is now available across all major streaming platforms. Listen to it on Spotify now or watch the video on YouTube below.
British/Swedish four-piece Ocna combine electronica with chiming guitars and spiraling synths to create powerful indie rock that’s uplifting, epic, and at times, ambient. Formed in 2019 in the English coastal city of Brighton, the band consists of Fiona Robertson (vocals), Karl Nilsson (electronics, programming, guitar, lap steel), Matt Burns (drums), and Dale Hudson (guitar, bass, synths).
The members of Ocna like music that creates its own world, immersing the listener in sound that reflects joy, sadness, and a sense of ease, or uneasiness. The band has influences ranging from contemporary musicians such as School of Seven Bells, Beach House, and Big Thief to classic acts including Joy Division, Cocteau Twins, and Scott Walker.
Fiona Robertson – Vocals
Karl Nilsson – Keyboards, Production and Programming
Dale Hudson – Guitars and Bass
Matt Burns – Drums
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