[INTERVIEW] Head Ned from Okilly Dokilly talks Aus tour, Bart vs Australia, Flanderisms and more!
Updated: Oct 6, 2019
By : Nev Flanders
The world's only Heavy Nedal band OKILLY DOKILLY have announced they are coming to Australia in February 2020.
Supported nationally by Melbourne's own Simpson’s themed Doom Rock band DR. COLOSSUS, the tour will see the bands hit the east coast starting with Brisbane on February 11.
We got on the phonerino to Head Ned from the band to talk about their first ever trip down under, the history of the band, their appearance on The Simpsons, Tobias memes, the future of the band and more!
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Established in 2015, Phoenix, Arizona based "Nedal" band Okilly Dokilly found success before even playing their first show, reaching viral phenomenon status after releasing just a few press photos and a four-song demo. Within two weeks, the band netted nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Vice and many more. In 2016, the band released their debut album, Howdilly Doodilly - a 13-track catalog filled with Flanderisms, rushing guitars and more than enough left-handed puns.
Okilly Dokilly released their second full-length album, entitled Howdilly Twodilly, on March 29, 2019. Just over a week later, Okilly Dokilly reached pinnacle Ned status when their "White Wine Spritzer" video, which has over 5.4 million views on YouTube, was featured on The Simpsons.
Okilly Dokilly & Dr. Colossus play:
11th Feb The Zoo, BRISBANE 12th Feb The Basement, CANBERRA 13th Feb Cambridge Hotel, NEWCASTLE 14th Feb Crow Bar, SYDNEY 15th Feb Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE
For information and tickets head to www.troubadour-music.com
Having gigged alongside bands like Acid King, Brant Bjork, The Dwarves, Red Fang and NZ’s Beastwars; Dr. Colossus’ reputation as one of Melbourne’s most lighthearded heavyhitters is firmly in tact. Dr. Colossus gained worldwide attention after the release of single ‘Stupid Sexy Flanders’ in retaliation to Okilly Dokilly’s arrival on the scene. The track earned national radio play as well as a flood of coverage from radio & music media globally.