One Day, After School… have been working on the periphery of Wakefield music for a
number of years. The bedroom based project of writer / musician Dean Freeman, ODAS
have released a string of home demos through various labels and institutions (Philophobia
Music / Geek Pie Records / Rhubarb Bomb) over the past few years. These recordings
ranged from ambient downbeat, to crunchingly lo-fi alt rock but with this new record,
their first ‘proper’ one, ODAS has found a more upfront, dynamic sound that more
accurately represents the live approach of the band as a whole.
‘The Future Is Not Ours, Comrade’ is a record that mixes a love of Philip K Dick,
alternate universe novella’s and ideas of fatalism / solipcism and politics with the very
harsh reality of working a shit job in the incredibly boring ‘real’ world.
"I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own
mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my
standards," Philip K Dick
Musically it touches many bases; the intense condensed wordplay or early manics, noise
squall breakdowns of Sonic Youth, gentle Sparklehorse-esqe intermissions, grumpy Arab
Strap borderline ‘rap’ mumbling with sprawling post rock conclusions. But unlike their
early work, ODAS have finally managed to tie it all together in a cohesive, complete
Due to their ever changing live setup, One Day, After School… have played with
a diverse set of bands in the past, including Shrag, Stanley Brinks (Herman Dune),
Napoleon IIIrd, Lucas Renney, Miles Davis (Wonder Stuff) Just Handshakes (We’e
British) and St Gregory Orange and will be supporting this record with a full 5 piece (2
bass) line up.
(ninth reality on the right)
Waves of Fatalism
Enmity / Entropy
The Future Is Not Ours
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