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OdESSA were a Wellington Garage Funk band from 2002 – 2009 that released 3 albums: ‘Oak Park Avenue’ (2005) ‘The Prize’ (2007) and the posthumous demo collection ‘Bring Me The Head Of Pepe Lopez’ (2010)

They were known primarily for their electrifying live performances.

Last edited: 22.03.16

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  • View on NZ On Screen OdESSA

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Purveyors of bass-rich, funk-laden rock, OdESSA went from playing a fortnightly residency at a local Wellington bar, to being hailed as "the band to make all of New Zealand stand up and dance". OdESSA infamously became known as the band that recorded their debut album twice, after it was accidentally deleted from the studio's hard drive in 2005. Perseverance paid off and the energy of their live shows was laid down on Oak Park Avenue (2007). The Prize followed.  " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Turn Out the City Lights

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Alternative ; Grunge ; Music Video

    "Sally Tran's characteristic attention to detail, a kooky concept and delightful fairytale flavour shrewdly enrich the artist's track, while conscientiously keeping the entire production largely recyclable.   "There are four different sets in the video and we moved from one to the other in quick succession, shooting the whole thing in a few hours. Everything you see in the video is made of cardboard. Even the instruments (and our bow-ties!). The drums were particularly impressive." Matt Pender - Feb 09  " (NZ On Screen summary)


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