French heirs to Morphine debut on Dirty Water.
Two LPs and four singles in, Weird Omen still evade direct comparisons to ? anyone.
Descriptions abound : ?Primitive garage, a deluge of trash brass, reverb, and fuzzzzz?, ?a crypto-hypnotic garage trance, blending ?60s tones and psychedelic neo-garage?, and ?France?s strangest garage-psych-rock trio – comprised of guitar, sax, and drums. Lost somewhere between The Cramps and The Kinks?. For sound-alikes you might look to Morphine and James Chance and the Contortions, but all this tells you is that while Weird Omen has influences like everybody else does, their sound is their own.
There?s a helluva pedigree here too: King Khan and the Shrines, Bee Dee Kay and the Roller Coaster, Ray and the Dead Drums, Escobar, The Anomalys…
The lineup is straightforward, if unusual; a storming rhythm section comprised of drummer Remi Pablo and guitarist Sister Ray and what can only be described as a lead baritone saxophonist, Fred Rollercoaster from King Khan and the Shrines.