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‘Slightly Parted’ is the debut album by the international Prague-based band ‘Ocean Versus Daughter’. Described as a ‘symphonic piano-driven’ Indie rock band, their album is both sonically and emotionally vast in scope. Flanna Sheridan’s velvet voice and piano are its core, with intelligent lyrics that blend passion and humor to express experiences everyone can relate to. The violin, cello, drums and synthesizer add unique depth to their compositions, adding layers and opening up pretty new sonic worlds which can at any time explode into a full-on sonic assault. The album was mixed and mastered at House in Motion in Denver by Josh Mackey who studied under Steve Albini in Chicago. “Slightly Parted” will be released at Palác Akropolis on Friday 16th September with support from critically acclaimed local ‘Niceland’.
OVD are a group of made up of 3 Americans, a Czech and a Brit who came together in the city of Prague in 2009. Their influences include Broadcast, The Sea and Cake, Jefferson Airplane, Sonic Youth, Bill Callahan, Nina Nastasia, Fleet Foxes, Stereolab, Midlake, The Moody Blues, Joy Division, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Baxter Dury. Their unique instrumentation makes them difficult to succinctly classify as their unique sound does not overtly emulate a particular genre. The songs on “Slightly Parted” vary from a lullaby about pirates and mermaids and a eerie ballad about a poisonous cake, to a folk-ish piece which includes the verse “you hurt me /I hate you/ I hope that you die in a fire.”
Introducing: OCEAN VERSUS DAUGHTER
Keyboard/ Lyrics/ Vocals
Flanna’s piano playing is self-taught. After determining that teaching her to read notes was utterly hopeless, her piano teacher set about teaching her candle making instead. When her mother found this out, the piano lessons came to a halt. But the family kept the piano and Flanna was free to begin writing as she pleased.
Matt and Jarmila are classically trained. Matt, on cello, studied in Birmingham and Jarmila studied violin in Prague. They collaborate to form audible textures that set the band apart from its peers.
George is a photographer and visual artist at heart. He spends his days as head of Prague College School of Art and Design, but in the evenings his visual talents are transcribed into a world where he creates audio landscapes on the synthesizer and bass.
Nick is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for banjos and percussion. A San Francisco native who has lived in several European countries, Nick brings understated, sui generis beats to the music.
OVD have a further CD release show in Brno at Stará Pekarna on October 8th. They have also just finished filming for their first music video which is being produced by Emile Rafael, a promising young filmmaker. Immediately upon graduating from London Film School, Emile filmed a commercial (Mr. Mixer) for Vodafone, won a 2011 M1 Award and had the 2nd most popular video on Czech MTV for three consecutive weeks.
The band iscurrently planning tours in the US, UK, Germany and France.