OPOPO

OPOPO

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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Dark rock meets electro club. An energetic live show that has earned OPOPO a strong reputation for delivering stage magic. Gritty guitar synthesizers meld slick melodies with haunting vocals and live electronic drums. A spectacle of twisted emotions and unrestrained intensity...

Biography


OPOPO is not just a name, but a formula for LIGHT. As (O)zone binds with (P)hosphorous, so do drums, synths and waves -- let the alchemy begin.

The first single of 2012, “Exorcism”, captures their affinity for pulsing guitar synths with hands in the air intensity and Sabbath inspired riffs. Expelling demonic moods through mind-expanding rock, they conjure a variety of styles, with their B-side, “Funny N Raw”, disguised as a gritty low-keyed confessional rap. The track is minimal, loaded with booty bass and built for that place where you spend all your money and shake your ass.

Performance has always been the essence of OPOPO and continues to remain their focus. Hours streaming into eons were spent on a quest to create the perfect live electronic setup that would still allow them to shred without restraint. Studio effects were exploited, as they pushed their live show to the threshold, where live drums side-chain a lone guitar tone that rumbles at the lowest of notches, the kind of deep that could shake bricks loose from the palace of the gods.

The duo (Bryan Sutherland, vocals/guitar, Corey Poole, drums/vocals) first hit their stride in 2008 upon joining Urbnet records with their self-titled EP that focused on bringing organic sounds to the digital realm. Now Magazine called them “an unorthodox concoction of raw modern rock and post-rave dance music.” with spastic and aggressive tracks like “Odoktro” and “Clockstop” that caught the attention of listeners nationwide taking them to appearances at Toronto’s NXNE, Virgin Fest, CMW, Pride, Roger’s Picnic and as far as Denmark’s SPOT Festival. Their previous album, Light Work reached #1 on !Earshot’s Electronic charts, and OPOPO was voted into the top 10 of AUX.TV’s electronic bands of 2012.

Within the past year, OPOPO have built a minimal yet expansive setup that will reproduce, or surpass, the intensity of the summer 2012 LP.

Only they know what comes next...

Lyrics

COMPUTER MENACE

Written By: OPOPO

COMPUTER MENACE
CHAOTIC STRUCTURE
MELODIC

COMPUTER MENACE
CHAOTIC STRUCTURE
MELODIC

COMPUTER MENACE
CHAOTIC STRUCTURE
MELODIC
BRILLIANT
UNFORGIVING
PATHETIC

COMPUTER MENACE
CHAOTIC STRUCTURE
MELODIC
BRILLIANT
UNFORGIVING
PATHETIC

PATHETIC
PATHETIC
EDIT
EDIT
LOCK
LOCK

DAY SUN

Written By: OPOPO

You're my day sun
Tricking a dreamer

Youre my day sun who looked like a nightmare
tricking a dreamer aware

Day sun
Night mare
tricking a dreamer aware
Couldn't find a palm that granted the peace

But you shook me awake
Cause you shook me awake

You're my day sun who looked like a nightmare
tricking a dreamer aware.

Keep off the castle's fasten the capsule open up and swallow it down, now you're six feet underground.

You're my day sun who looked like a nightmare
tricking a dreamer aware.

BREAK THE WATER

Written By: OPOPO

Stand by the edge as we roll
all the heads that we're turning, the ages unfold
No one to speak of below...
Trolls try to reach.

Think fast, don't you look past.
Think like mountain folk.
24 years out of the game
It's starting to read the same

I got my first hand, a deck of cards
I'm about to read them, cash in for something large.
...

Stepping on trash like you wouldn't believe
copying footsteps from magazines
You can't keep a scrap even from the thieves
therefore again a cult, win another defeat.

Mind occupied by the party quo
status like an atlas on the roll
rocking tight ships with a heave-ho
therefore again a cult, like you wouldn't believe

So unlock your sons and daughters...
we're gonna break the water
In the name of the Father because the Mother wants another.

I wrote you a letter that's better than that small piece of text that you sent
For a cent
Yea again a cult, win another defeat
So unlock your sons and daughters....
we're gonna break the water
So I'll give you one ten, one twenty again
Yea again a cult ,like you wouldn't believe

Go Go Go

Life cannot compare against your glare
We're trying to save the sunrise

Stand by the edge as we roll
all the heads that we're turning, the ages unfold
No one to speak of below...
Trolls try to reach.

Think fast, don't you look past.
Think like mountain folk.
24 years out of the game
It's starting to read the same

I got my first hand, a deck of cards
I'm about to read them, cash in for something large.

So unlock your sons and daughters...
we're gonna break the water
In the name of the Father because the Mother wants another.

I wrote you a letter that's better than that small piece of text that you sent
For a cent
Yea again a cult win another defeat
So unlock your sons and daughters....
we're gonna break the water
So I'll give you one ten, one twenty again
Yea again a cult like you wouldn't believe

LET THIS FEELING

Written By: OPOPO

LET THIS FEELING HIT THE CEILING HARD

IF YOU'RE HEARING THAT BURNING DROP
GET THE FEELING AND TURN IT UP

IT'S A SIGN THAT DOOR
AINT WORTH LOOKING OUT
WITH THE SLIDING BOLT
BROKEN ON THE GROUND

PATIENCE RELATION
YOUR PARENTS ARE AMAZED

ESCAPISM RELATION
IS NOT A TUNE TO SAVE

SHELTER WAS YOUR MISTAKE CARDBOARD ABOUT TO BREAK
CURRUGATE COLLAPSE YOU CAST YOUR VOTE TOO LATE
WHAT'S LEFT ON THE OTHER SIDE?
COUNTRY STYLE PAPER PRIDE-
SIGN YOUR BLOOD BEFORE IT DRIES
ROBOTS PHONE YOU AND I

IT'S A SIGN THAT DOOR
AINT WORTH LOOKING OUT
WITH THE SLIDING BOLT
BROKEN ON THE GROUND

WARM BLOOD

Written By: OPOPO

I'LL BE THE ONE
THE ONE THAT'S GIVING UP
SETTING OUR LOCKS SO NO ONE ELSE GETS THROUGH

SACRIFICE- AWWW IS THIS WHAT WE'VE COME TO?
GETTING OUR LOCKS SO NO ONE ELSE GETS THROUGH.

I GOT A FEELING YOU'RE A WARRIOR
BABY BABY WANT MORE OF YA (YA!YA!)
I GOT A FEELING YOU'RE A WARRIOR
BABY BABY WANT MORE OF YA

HEY YOU! WITH THE WARM BLOOD IN YOUR VEIN
GO BACK TO, THE ONE'S THAT NEVER CHANGE
FREEZE UP, AND LOSE YOUR LOVE CHILD'S NAME
JUST PLAY COOL AND MELT BENEATH TODAY

LIGHT COME TRICKLE IN
WARM BLOOD THICKENING
LIGHT COME TRICKLE IN
WARM BLOOD THICKENING
LIGHT COME TRICKLE IN
WARM BLOOD THICKENING
(CALMING DOWN)

BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE TAKING OVER
WILD SIGHTS ARE TAKING OVER
BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE TAKING OVER
WILD SIGHTS ARE TAKING OVER

HEY YOU! WITH THE WARM BLOOD IN YOUR VEIN
GO BACK TO, THE ONE'S THAT NEVER CHANGE
FREEZE UP, AND LOSE YOUR LOVE CHILD'S NAME
JUST PLAY COOL AND MELT BENEATH TODAY

LIGHT COME TRICKLE IN
WARM BLOOD THICKENING
LIGHT COME TRICKLE IN
WARM BLOOD THICKENING
LIGHT COME TRICKLE IN
WARM BLOOD THICKENING
(CALMING DOWN)

DOLPHIN GIRL

Written By: OPOPO

SALTWATER TEARS OF THE OCEAN
WORKING HARDER TO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
DEAD BROKE AND TAKING ITS TOLL I WAS MAKING MISTAKE
I WAS TAKEN DEEP DOWN UNDERWATER

AND FROM BENEATH HER BECAME BELIEVER
NOW I SINK TO THE BOTTOM TO KNEEL BENEATH HER

DOLPHIN GIRL WON'T YOU SAVE ME?

SHE FELT MY BODY HEAT
AND DRAGGED ME BY MY FEET
AND HER SONAR WAS DEFLECTING OFF MY HEART BEAT
SHE SWAM WITH RUBIES AND SPARKLED WITH PEARLS
WHILE DIFFERENT STROKES WOULD LEAVE DIFFERENT SWIRLS UNDERWATER

WELCOME TO MY WORLD
DOLPHIN GIRL

I GOT NOTHING TO HIDE
DOLPHIN GIRL

Discography

OPOPO "EXORCISM" (2012) - single online now

OPOPO "LIGHT WORK" (2011) - In stores/online now

OPOPO "EP" (2008) - In stores/online now

"IS IT" Digital single - Available online
( April 14th 2009)

"Night Drags" Digital single - Available online
(June 1st 2009)

"Hexes and Oh's RMX" -Available online
(Nov 14 2009)

Set List

Set length 45-60 mins

DUSTY BEE
LET THIS FEELING
BREAK THE WATER
DOLPHIN GIRL
MYSELVES
BLAST BLAST
ON THE FENCE
GRUNT
SAFETY LINE
SHAMAN OF LOVE