Ekko Park: With ridiculously catchy, up tempo track……

Ekko Park - Horizon

Ekko Park, one of New Zealand’s rock exports released their new album Horizon yesterday via Dinner For Wolves. Ekko Park delivers its unique edge to rock n roll with an honesty & energy that has seen them develop a passionate following in their home country and has taken them to Europe where they continue to enjoy huge success on commercial rock radio. The track Uh Oh featuring Grant Nicholas aka Feeder. Uh Oh is the ridiculously catchy, up tempo track is made for bouncing around the room and played loud!

The bands guitarist, Alex Hargreaves once again directed the music video and says of the clip, «The lyrics to this song are quite bold so I wanted them to visually have a large presence in the video. Parts of Joe’s lyrics were inspired by the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri so I really wanted to pay tribute to this story. I decided not to use the font that they used for the movie but to use the font that they used for the billboards in real life to pay tribute to the Fulton family’s fight».

«There’s also an element that ties this video to the video for All Eyes On Me. In this video we see tiny moments of one of the hazmat suit characters filming the band. I think there’s a central theme of talking about people deciding who matters and who doesn’t and governments serving the few and not the many so I wanted to create a link between the two videos here». The track All Eyes On Me,

Frontman Joe Walsh says of the track, «Uh Oh was the last song we wrote for Horizon. The riff had been around for about 10 years and I brought it in to the final album rehearsal. What I thought was the chorus, Bryan saw as the verse, so we chopped it up, wrote a new chorus and within minutes we had our newest punkiest song & probably our most favorite to play live!».

«The lyrics were written in a cinema whilst watching Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The narrator of the song is Sam Rockwell’s character Dixo’. I wrote this from the perspective of Dixon talking to Mildred as the movie ends and final plot twist ensues….».

The video was once again directed by Ekko Park guitarist, Alex Hargreaves and captures the tracks energy perfectly.

About Ekko Park:

Ekko Park released their debut album Tomorrow Tomorrow Today in 2013 and it received a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards.  Their second album Know Hope was released in 2015 and debuted at #13 on the NZ Album Chart.

Probable Cause from the album went to #1 on the Official Italian Rock Radio Airplay Chart while Validation peaked at #3. The band continue to receive substantial and continual support from over 200 radio stations across Europe exposing them to over 100 million listeners!

They’ve played sold-out tours of New Zealand, headlined tours of the UK, Ireland & Italy, supported major international touring acts including Seether, The Living End and Simple Plan as well as playing major New Zealand festivals including Rhythm & Vines and Homegrown.

In 2017 they released the single, Going Uptown and now in 2020 they are preparing to make a huge impact with Horizon.

Horizon was recorded at the legendary Roundhead Studios in Auckland with producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Bullet for my Valentine), mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Biffy Clyro) and mastered by Ryan Smith (AC/DC , Greta Van Fleet).

Horizon is the first Ekko Park album to feature new guitarist Alex Hargreaves and bassist Bryan Bell. They join long term members Joe Walsh on vocals and guitar and Nick Douch on drums.


Om Ulf Backstrøm (6856 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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