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ONOFF, the distinguished Irish rock band, is preparing to show the music from their latest album which may be titled “Blah Blah Blah”.

“We’re still figuring out the details for that part,” said Polly Daly, the band’s lead singer and guitarist. “The title is still to be decided later, but it could lean in the direction of that song.”

“Blah Blah Blah” is one of the band’s latest songs to be dropped on July 12 with a music video highlighting some of the world’s most current political issues. In it, the band members disguised themselves as leaders such as US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“It could work great for us or it could be awful for us, but it would work for us,” Daly stated.

“He’s sure to hit some feathers,” added Stevie Bogan, drummer and backup vocalist for the band.

The track was inspired by the band’s frustration with governments around the world, and their song “Fear” similarly explores the tricks the band felt could be produced in the media and on various social platforms.

“The impact this country has on the world is incredible, and we kind of add that to our music,” Daly said.

“The news they show in other countries is different than the news they show here, it’s just a different agenda,” Bogan explained. “When you’re from a different place, when you’re involved in it, you don’t see it because that’s the magic of publicity.”

Another notable track is “Left on the Moon” with a music video currently being produced by an artist in Ukraine. This piece will show a little boy building a cardboard rocket ship and flying it to the moon with his teddy bear. While there, he encounters some aliens and must learn to overcome his fear of them so that they can help repair his ship and bring it back to Earth.

“Honestly, it’s probably one of the best songs I’ve ever written,” Daly said. “I want a child to watch this and be amazed, this is the effect we are seeking. And this song is very suitable for children, it takes you on an adventure.”

According to the band, all the tracks included in the new album can be considered singles. Each song will be released with a music video approximately every eight weeks starting with “Blah Blah Blah”.

The album would mark the band’s second US release, and number six in their career as a whole. Other albums were written and produced primarily in Ireland and Europe.

Her previous US album, “Reborn,” debuted in 2017, with the single “Don’t Look Surprised” voted as the fifth most requested song of the year on 98 Rock.

The band expects this album to contain between eight and 11 tracks and should be released in full by 2023. Until then, fans will have a chance to see two upcoming shows that will feature ONOFF’s latest hits.

An official “single release show” will be held in Roseville at the Goldfield Trading Post on July 22 and will include the band’s brass escort section called Brass to Mouth. In preparation for the July event, the band will perform at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Marysville on June 3. This show will not include the brass band but will feature Dupree The Bay Bully, the Bay Area rapper who has collaborated on the latest ONOFF music video “Closer.” The show will be opened by James Barr of Inverness95, an alternative rock band. Doors open at 9 pm and admission is $10 per person.

Daly is very excited to be playing on his recently renovated stage and introducing his band as the new Entertainment Director for Silver Dollar.

“Even if there were only 100 people, it would feel like we were playing with thousands,” Daly said. “That’s the kind of energy you get when you play to an audience that knows you and your songs.”

“It’s really rewarding,” Bogan added.

ONOFF is known for its lively and lively performances. The art of show-stopping is something the band takes very seriously and the three musicians have used the pandemic lockdowns as a time to focus on the details of the band’s music and expand their sound.

“We were so busy, because we were constantly on tour, we never had a chance to get our gear up and get into the studio and play and write,” Bogan said.

“I am forever grateful for that moment because since then we haven’t stopped creating,” Daly said. “And we don’t run shows all the time now. We did four shows this year and each of them sold out. … Now we want to make sure the product quality is where it needs to be and then the show quality is there with it.”

In its upcoming concerts, ONOFF is looking forward to surprising the audience with various sound effects, projections and other visuals. The band has recently been playing with a vocal synthesizer that has been incorporated into many of their newer tracks.

“I can’t wait for our fan base to hear this new thing,” Daly said. “We’ve all worked with her through COVID and all through the new album recording process.”

Bogan described the instrument as “maximum impact” and its fresh sound gives the trio an unforgettable dynamism.

With so many touring opportunities on the horizon, ONOFF warned fans that the Marysville Show on June 3, and the Rosville Show on July 22, might be the only time to catch them locally this year. The band hopes that their new tunes will inspire people to get out and enjoy themselves more and not get caught up in the “blah blah blah” of everyday life.

For more information, visit the ONOFF website at onoffrock.com. They can also be followed on Facebook @ONOFFNEWS, Instagram @ONOFFBAND and YoutubeONOFFMUSICTV.

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