I recently wrote this OF LIMBO article for a client on iWriter, but the requester described it as “too straight,” so I’m just going to use it for my blog instead. One of the many reasons I love being a freelancer is that I come across new things every day. In this case, I discovered a brand new rock band that I absolutely adore!
This band is definitely going to be front and center in the next few years. The only thing I can think of that could be holding them back is their lack of public exposure. If they would hire a publicist, I feel that they would rise straight to the top in the entertainment industry. Everyone that’s heard them in their California shows appear to find them irresistible. I’m excited for what they will become.
OF LIMBO is an up and coming rock band who pledges to “make rock a party again” – a feat they seem to be accomplishing with ease! Jake Davies and his brother, Luke, was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. The brothers grew up alongside rock and roll and quickly pursued their passion in creating rock music themselves. OF LIMBO was officially formed in 2014 in Long Beach, California, bringing on two new members.
Herbie Brady became their bassist, while Anthony Aguilar pounded the drums for the rock band. Today, Juan Paz has taken over the drums, providing the heartbeat of OF LIMBO.
The sound OF LIMBO produces is infectious and riotous, embodying the truest spirit of rock and roll. They released their debut EP shortly after forming the band in 2014 and then went on to shake the greater Los Angeles area for two years with their startlingly modern take on rock and roll. Their performances are wild, their rebellious energy almost palpable from whichever stage they perform upon. Their latest release is entitled Nicotine, available on all of the leading outlets. Once you hear it, you’ll have to see their show. Their music just makes you want to move.
From their new release, you can expect more of that rebellious spirit. The most insane song on the album, in this humble reviewer’s opinion, is LGFU. The song is an anthem for all lovers of rock who are ready to go out and paint the town red. LGFU will make you want to find the nearest rock venue and headbang until you can’t walk straight anymore. After listening to this song, you’re going to need an Uber!
The song And On is the track you want to play to get your girlfriend on the dance floor, breaking out all of her sexiest, slow-grinding moves. The Devil You Know is a track heavy with sexual tension, and I’d wager to say it’s more likely to elicit an invitation to join your girl on the floor. This track is seductive and deliciously devilish, living up to its name in every way. It’s all about listening to the siren’s song of the “bad boy,” being lured down the forbidden path of decadent taboos. The entire Nicotine EP is sure to encourage bad behavior in the most delightful sense of the word.
The song by the same name of the EP, Nicotine, sends a message of inexorable need. It’s about not being able to say no to something that needs you as much as you need it. It’s a powerful song and, also, one of the most laid back tracks on the EP. This particular song is the one you would listen to while smoking a cigarette and sipping on a glass of bourbon.
Wanna Check ‘Em Out?
They’re easy to find once you know about them. You can follow them on Twitter at @oflimbo, on Facebook, and check them out on their website. If you want to actually hear their music and find out why the hell I’m ranting and raving so hard about them, you can find them on YouTube or listen to their tracks on their website.
They actually have two EPs out at the moment, but the client I wrote this article for asked me to focus on Nicotine, so I didn’t review their other EP (OF LIMBO.) If you can’t tell from my review, I am in love with their latest release. LGFU, in particular, just makes me want to go out and act up. When I first heard it, I was so mad that I was in my bedroom and not out on a dance floor in some poorly lit bar.
So, what do you guys think of this band? Let me know in the comments. I’m seriously curious as to whether I’m just easily impressed or if this rock band is the next big thing! They seem to have everything. They’ve got the look, the sound, and the spirit – in my opinion. OF LIMBO certainly seems to be on track to “make rock a party again,” if you ask me.