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Wright - Treble Guitar / Vocals
Anderson - Bass Guitar
Duggie - Treble Guitar / Vocals
Holland - Drum Kit

Okker were formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in the late months of 2006, made from fragments of the break-ups of other bands, namely Paravion & Foil. Scott Wright (guitar/vocals), Shug Anderson (bass) and Hugh Duggie (guitar/vocals) originally held depressing rehearsals with useless drum machines and drummers who often failed to turn up. Hope was renewed when Greg Holland, then guitarist in local band Cezare, was asked to play drums for okker. This proved to be a turning point, and within a few months the band recorded their first two songs, “Wesson Oil” & “Heligoland”. This has continued with remarkably speedy and prolific momentum, and Okker have managed to create an album’s worth of 10 songs in 18 months. Actually that’s not very fast at all… Although okker’s songs are generally short, they do not tend to be made quickly. Within these 2-3 minutes the songs can change from fast to slow, quiet to loud. The Okker philosophy is to cut any excess or fat from songs, and to avoid repetition where possible. Live sets have also been known to be short (25-30 minutes) so pay attention. The band were named after Dutch tennis player Tom Okker, who played in the 1960’s & 70’s. This name was derived by Hugh who is the only band member old enough to have heard of Tom Okker. None of the band even like tennis.

Says Andrew Fetter of Ghettoblaster Magazine…
Okker - Two Axes

Score: 4 out of 5

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