OhBoy! SHARE “HEY PRINCESS” VIA THE 405
New Single Out Today Via Canvasclub
Photo Cred:Hannah Barnes
LISTEN OhBoy! – “Hey Princess”
“With its infectious guitar riff and the brilliant vocals one cannot help but sing-a-long with, ‘Hey Princess’ is a little slice of heaven. Good luck listening to the track just once, because the band’s tight song construction and palpable energy commands multiple listens. Few songs this year have had so much energy and so much fun packed into such a tight space.” – The 405
Yesterday The 405 premiered “Hey Princess,” the new single from Northampton 5-piece OhBoy!. Says lead singer Jay Brook: “The song was inspired by the disillusionment I’ve sometimes felt in certain crowds. It’s about the people who put a lot time and energy into cultivating a version of themselves that they project through their clothes, their image, their Instagram feeds, which turns out to be disappointingly false once you attempt to scratch the surface.” The track is out now via Canvasclub (US) and Alcopop (UK), with B-side “Dirt” set to premiere on December 1st.
Hailing from “a town that was once known the world over for being the home of British shoe manufacturing (the local football team is still know as The Cobblers),” OhBoy spent much of summer ’16 on the road, playing Truck Festival Camden Rocks, The Great Escape, and the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury. Fans include Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m no chef, but if OhBoy! were a dessert, the recipe would probably be something like this:
1 x carton of Teenage Fanclub;
2 x large spoonfuls of The Pixies;
Just a squeeze of The Lemonheads;
Whisk with a fuzz pedal until thick, then sandwich between Pavement and Yo LaTengo. Pop it in the fridge overnight, and serve with just a sprinkle of Britpop.”