Today we have a special Under The Influence/Track Of The Day double header for you!

The whole point of the 'Under The Influence' series is to dig a bit deeper into the music that influenced the band in question, and by providing you with a track from the band themselves, you'll be able to see the connection between the two.

The amazing Odonis Odonis are set to release their new album, Hollandaze, on November 7th through FatCat records, and although the following track 'Fixed Things' isn't taken from the album, it's a great primer to their overall sound.

An easy track of the day if you ask us.

Wire - Chairs Missing

When this album fell into my lap while recording the first Odonis Odonis record, I wondered why I hadn’t heard it years ago. It felt like I had found the missing link: an album that influenced every album I already loved. No track is alike, with each seeming to spawn its own genre. Marrying the tiniest drum sound with synth-y/chorus-y/groovy bass lines and punk thrash guitars remains an unabashedly left field way to tackle punk music (sans clichés). 32 years later, it still sounds fresh.

Big Black - Songs About Fucking

Hearing the angst of Steve Albini was always comforting growing up as a angry teen. I’ve always had a lot of respect for the man and his career, especially given that he never seemed to “sell out” during a time when that was such an incendiary issue. Being stuck in the suburbs with way too much energy and far too much time made Songs About Fucking the perfect companion to a night of boredom and debauchery. Using a 606 to play the heaviest music was the coolest thing to hit my ears. It was punk rock, but it took it in a new direction that I wasn’t expecting. As soon as I got my own drum machine and 4-track recorder, I started laying down the heaviest music I could make. 

Pixies - Doolittle

This is my desert island record. It might be an obvious choice, but I've been listening to this record since it came out and I still love it every single time I put it on. Even Kurt Cobain used Doolittle as a guide for Nevermind because it's everything an album should be. It's fun, weird, poppy, hard and amazing from top to bottom. I always have this album in the back of mind when creating a record and, even if the songs don’t reflect it, the album is always an inspiration.

Liars - They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

I was a fan of the Liars right off the bat. They basically paved the way for Dance Punk and breathed new sinister life into the early-2000 indie scene.  After setting the stage for a slew of dance punk bands, they completely abandoned it all to make their weirdest and most interesting album to date. When the album was released, it was panned by almost everyone but that kinda made me like it even more. So while this album might not have been a fan favourite, it deserves respect for taking such huge risks after a successful debut. From that point on you never knew what to expect from the band, which gave them the freedom to not to be pigeon holed by a genre, even one they helped create.

A Place To Bury Strangers – Self-Titled

I was lucky enough to tour with this band in the UK a few years ago. They are still one of the loudest bands I have ever heard! After hearing their first record and watching them play night-after-night, it slowly made me de-construct what I had been working on at the time and created the seeds for OO. I realized how over-thought and complex I was making things and how much cooler and direct I could make my own music. The overall sonic haze of this record instantly brought back memories of Jesus and Mary Chain and Ministry and how much I wanted to hear bands sound like this again. They still have all the pop sensibilities, but it's drenched in a dark sonic haze that is their own. As soon as I heard and saw this band, I hit the reset button and started over.