OPOPO is not just a name, but a formula for LIGHT. As (O)zone binds with (P)hosphorous, so do drums, synths and waves -- let the alchemy begin.
The first single of 2012, “Exorcism”, captures their affinity for pulsing guitar synths with hands in the air intensity and Sabbath inspired riffs. Expelling demonic moods through mind-expanding rock, they conjure a variety of styles, with their B-side, “Funny N Raw”, disguised as a gritty low-keyed confessional rap. The track is minimal, loaded with booty bass and built for that place where you spend all your money and shake your ass.
The duo (Bryan Sutherland, vocals/guitar, Corey Poole, drums/vocals) first hit their stride in 2008 upon joining Urbnet records with their self-titled EP that focused on bringing organic sounds to the digital realm. Now Magazine called them “an unorthodox concoction of raw modern rock and post-rave dance music.” with spastic and aggressive tracks like “Odoktro” and “Clockstop” that caught the attention of listeners nationwide taking them to appearances at Toronto’s NXNE, Virgin Fest, CMW, Pride, Roger’s Picnic and as far as Denmark’s SPOT Festival. Their previous album, Light Work reached #1 on !Earshot’s Electronic charts, and OPOPO was voted into the top 10 of AUX.TV’s electronic bands of 2012.
Within the past year, OPOPO have built a minimal yet expansive setup that will reproduce, or surpass, the intensity of the fall 2012 LP.