ODDLY | Ruh Ruh

ODDLY (always spelled with All Caps) hail from the beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan. The trio of plays indie rock with a mix of influences, and features two guitarists and a drummer but no bassist.

They have released a number of tracks since 2019, including the Loaded EP in March 2020, and most recently this single Ruh Ruh. Self-described as mixing grunge and shoegaze, there is definitely a throwback feel to this track, the circling guitars and dual vocals taking me back to Domestiques or earlier era Delgados, mixed with a decidedly Guided by Voices guitar sound.

Check them out on the 2021 a Day playlist with other great indie artists whose names you maybe haven’t yet heard but whose songs you surely should.