The driving force behind Odonis Odonis, Dean Tzenos’ passion to produce was born of a love of juxtaposition, binding the orderly with the anarchic, the sacred with the destructive, the playful with the terrifying. Wrapping every song with deep sea reverb and cold fingertips, Odonis Odonis distills the vitals of pop and experimentation.
Moulded at a young age by the sounds of indie, new wave and industrial mix-tapes passed on by Tzenos’ elder sisters, Odonis Odonis harkens to The Jesus & Mary Chain, Pixies, Big Black and The Cure. Like a good post-modernist, however, these influences merely colour, but do not define Odonis Odonis.
What started off as a whimsical fancy to create an homage to the sounds of his youth, Odonis Odonis ended up converting a cramped den space into a veritable music studio. It was in here that Tzenos began to marry distorted daggers and porcelain vocals into a grimy, gum-splattered ménage of surf-gaze, punk and lo-fi.
Now working alongside accomplices Jarod Gibson and Denholm Whale, Tzenos has benefited from the increased possibilities of working in a less restricted studio space, allowing him to explore an increasingly rich and diverse musical terrain. From melodic and ethereal to brash and relentless, Odonis Odonis is the metaphysical equivalent of your favourite mix-tape.