OLDER'S 3RD ALBUM 'UNMASKED' WILL BE OUT IN 2024
Details soon ...
OLDER have a passion for producing biting social commentary that takes a hard swipe at modern life. Jel Legg & Julie Legg produce music that is laden with antipathy for mainstream culture and is seasoned with an alternative point of view, wrapped up in a deceptive layer of respectability. As champions of the creative thinker and the under dog yapping in the wind, everything they write is inspired by first-hand experience.
Being driven by a love for high-energy music doesn't mean their music has to always be that way. Their productions can be both simple and cinematic while their lyrics question everything and assume nothing. Their thoughts and ideas can bite, but they are nice people, really. Their albums are honest and accessible to many listeners but equally they are never constrained by genre expectations or commercial goals.
The band are true ambiverts living away from people in rural New Zealand, happy in their own space and never more so than in their own Studio109. When they 'go out to play' they love to hang with interesting, creative types and engage deeply. They are the oddballs that never quite grew up, never quite fitted in and didn't like being members of the crowd. OLDER's 'inner child' is alive and well and seeing life for how pompous it can be.
If you are like OLDER then the odds are you'll like their music.
Latest song - 'Flip Side' !
'Flip Side' is a nostalgic look back at growing up in the 1970s when life for kids came with a lot of freedom and real-world fun. It's also a reflection on the cycle of life between each generation and, as you'd expect from the band, there's a wistful nod to the loss of simpler times.
H U M A N +
Album Released November 2021
Following on from their debut album ‘SILENCE’ (2019) OLDER now build on their unique place in the New Zealand music scene with their second album, ‘HUMAN+’, released 1 November 2021. This is a hard-edged, up-front album drawing on multiple genres resulting in a unique sound.
The songs on ‘HUMAN+’ are grounded in the notion of freedom - a theme at the heart of most of OLDER's writing - in particular freedom for people who reject standard relationship narratives.
"I have long admired the song writing and sound that Older create, it’s got a raw energetic vibe combined with wonderfully constructed words that don't pull any punches." .... "Talkback, Coffee and Maybe deliver a dynamic and catchy sound mixed with sublimely creative musical storytelling" ... "HUMAN+ is a wonderfully creative album offering a different perspective on the world we currently live in. It is well crafted and captured my interest from the very beginning. Older are possibly my favourite Kiwi Post Punk band, and they have managed to combine multiple genres on this album which is fresh and interesting whilst still delivering a nostalgic sound."
Corinne Rutherford, Muzic.net.nz November 2021 - Read full review
OLDER PRESS KIT
Selected images, biography, OLDER Logos, Human+ Album Cover & Human+ Album Press Release.
Updated September 2021.