Auckland indie-rock outfit ‘Odds and Ends’ have released their funky genre-bending self-titled E.P. ‘Odds and Ends’ demonstrate a great deal of promise with their debut release, with the songs on display orchestrating the bands’ ability to write catchy melodies and interesting hooks.
Koen Aldershof on rhythm guitar and vocals, as well as Luan Meaker on lead guitar and backing vocals, strike a good harmonious balance with the lead and rhythm guitar parts blending together nicely. We can see this in fruition on the second track “tasty”, which also sees the band branching out and adding a trumpet into the mix.
Although the E.P. is only five songs in length there is enough creativity in the songs to keep your attention. ‘Odds and Ends’ are not afraid to wear their musical influences on their sleeves. The closing track “Stay For the Night” has a very bluesy influence to it, with “Sticks and Stones” being much more of an upbeat pop-rock song. This is a testament to how strong the band are as musicians. With enough diversity and originality, ‘Odds and Ends’ have released a collection of songs that are very much worth your time.
You can listen to the E.P. here;