OHMME share cover of The B-52s from new 7″ + European tour dates in February – New album Parts out now on Joyful Noise Recordings

January 23, 2019
Annie Lesser 


Share cover of The B-52s’ “Give Me Back My Man”
Taken from forthcoming tour 7”, out 1st Feb on Joyful Noise Recordings

UK Tour in February 2019

New album Parts is out now 

Ohmme, the Chicago duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, are releasing a new 7” on February 1st via Joyful Noise. The 7” features a new original, “At Night” and a cover of the B-52s’ “Give Me Back My Man.” Choosing the B-52s because “their love of all things retro and kraut-rock created this amazing aesthetic that still feels so unique”, Ohmme puts their own spin on the track, roughing up the edges by using distorted, electric guitars and a vivacious spirit.  

“We love ‘Give Me Back My Man’ in particular because it is one of their only tunes to really feature Cindy Wilson at the center and she kills it. The dynamic changes between her level voice in the verses and the explosion of rage in the choruses give such a strong statement of emotion.”

The 7” follows the release of their debut full-length, Parts, on Joyful Noise Recordings in August 2018. The release found them adding drummer Matt Carroll and headlining a 6-week North American tour alongside critical acclaim from Pitchfork, SPIN, Aquarium Drunkard, Drowned in Sound, The 405, Paste, The Chicago Reader.

Ohmme continues to tour North America and Europe in support of Parts – tour dates are below.

Ohmme European Tour Dates:

Friday 8th February – Festival Génériq, Besançon, France
Tuesday 12th February – Botanique Witloofbar, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 13th February – Cinetol, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Friday 15th February – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds 
Saturday 16th February – Hug & Pint, Glasgow 
Monday 18th February – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham 
Tuesday 19th February – The Shacklewell Arms, London 
Wednesday 20th February – The Louisiana, Bristol 
Saturday 23rd February – Mutations Festival, Brighton

About Ohmme:

Cunningham and Stewart share a special penchant for two instruments in particular. “The band started because we knew we could sing well together and we wanted to make some noise with the guitar,” says Cunningham. Stewart elaborates, “Sima and I are both trained classical pianists and we know many of the sonic spaces keyboards have to offer. Since we were interested in experimenting and creating something different from what we had both done in the past, we chose guitar as our outlet for this band. We wanted to create parameters for ourselves that were both new and uncomfortable to force ourselves into a different creative space.”

These guitar-heavy experiments are sometimes earthy and resounding, at other times shimmering and buzzing—swirling around the duo’s expertly crafted vocals while creating a chaotic bed of harmony. Cunningham’s smoky croon complements Stewart’s higher-register coo, all underpinned by the restrained yet inventive polyrhythmic percussion of drummer Matt Carroll. Enlisting fellow Chicago cohorts Doug McCombs, Ken Vandermark and cellist Tomeka Reid, Ohmme recorded and self-produced Parts from Cunningham’s Logan Square home studio, Fox Hall.
Still in their 20s, Cunningham and Stewart are established performers in the Chicago scene. They’re constant collaborators and have recorded and toured with acts as varied as Tweedy, Whitney, Chance The Rapper and Twin Peaks.

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