Origami

Origami

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After relocating to San Francisco from Melbourne, Australia, Origami is set to fill up the dance floor with their addictive sounds which make you sweat and lose control. Lovers in America out soon!!!

Biography

After establishing themselves as one of Melbourne, Australia’s favorite live bands, 2006 saw Origami transplanted to San Francisco where, with a rejuvinated line up, they are currently finalizing their upcoming release LOVERS IN AMERICA (due for release early 2007) with Alex Newport (engineer for Mars Volta, At the Drive In etc.).

Combining the raw energy of punk rock and no wave with the pop sensibilities of 60’s surf Origami’s front woman Rhonda Simmonds is fast getting a reputation as one of the most dynamic performers around, passionate ‘call and response’ vocals with angular tag-team guitar / bass lines of Natalie White and Ilana Goldbarg backed by the incredible driving beats of drummer Matthew Snyder Origami have quickly become a popular live sensation as well as a critical favorite.

Origami released their debut album Please Exit Quietly in late 2003, the first single 'She's got the Rhythm' received national and international radio play the band followed this with an extensive four-month tour of the USA, Australia and Europe. During those four months the band supported and toured with the Breeders, Sleater-Kinney, the Von Bondies, Mates of State and The Gossip to name a few around the globe.

Origami then released Cruising for a Bruising a little over a year later This EP contained the single, "Frisco Disco" which received high rotation on Australia's biggest youth radio station Triple J, their second single ‘O Beach Party’ (also received high rotation on music video show 'Rage'). The band packed its bags and did a whirlwind tour of Japan ending the tour in Tokyo alongside Melt Banana, Origami played to a sold out crowd. The touring schedule did not let up and when the band returned home they were asked to support The Organ (Canada) on their tour of Australia and then invited to play the biggest touring festival the Big Day Out alongside other Australian bands such as Wolfmother and international acts The Beastie Boys.

In July-August 2005 during the relocation and drummer search the band were invited to support Le Tigre alongside Electrelane in the USA. Since relocating to San Francisco, Origami have played alongside bands including Be Your Own Pet, The Grates, Erase Eratta and continues to wow crowds wherever they play.

Discography

LOVERS IN AMERICA EP - Release date TBD 2007 (Shock Records, Australia)
Cruising for a Bruising EP (Shock Records, Australia) 2004
Please Exit Quietly LP (Shock Records, Australia) 2003
Better Luck Tomorrow Soundtrack (MTV films) 2003
Calling All Kings and Queens (Mr. Lady) 2003
Meaure Up LP (Babyroo Records, Japan) 2002

Set List

30-45min set
All original material

Sample:
Frisco Disco
O Beach Party!
She's Got the Rhythm
Full Time Hero
Nancy Drew
Strobelight
Stand Up
Lovers in America
Broken Hearts and Broken Teeth
Shake