Demonstrating clear songwriting prowess, indie-folk artist Oly Sherman has returned with a stunning new record in Three Oh Three. An intensely personal EP, Sherman invites the listener in to gather an insight into the workings of a creative going through one of the most significant moments of his life. From it, Sherman leads this new rollout with the release of the EP’s title track, a nuanced slice of music that highlights his emotional lyrical side, as well as his confidence in bringing some darker stories to light.
Tracing the track back to a heart procedure that left Sherman with a pacemaker that would dictate his day to day that followed, ‘Three Oh Three’ is a reminder of a very specific time during this transition period. “My pacemaker which I had put in two years ago would literally tick over everyday at 3:03pm and it sent me a little insane. I could basically narrow it down and describe the sensation through writing music and lyrics that I had come up with.” Oly Sherman
Navigating life with this adjustment to his physical make up, Sherman’s music that has resulted with the Three Oh Three EP is a representation of how sometimes creativity can be borne out of the strangest of situations. Previous singles ‘Bones’,‘House On A Hill’ and ‘Pain Free Melody’are strong examples of his songwriting talent, balancing dark and light textures, while elsewhere on the EP, Sherman’s rich vocal notes thrive amongst sparse arrangement (‘Reykjavik’) and layered production (‘Noir (Is There No Love Anymore)’).
“It’s stirring, world class folk and that pay off at the end is so worth it.” Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Bones’, 2019)
“Cool hearing Oly put his foot down on this one for something energetic and soaring.” Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Bones’, 2019)“‘Bones’ is awash with dynamic, tinkering-on-foreboding melodies and uplifting, crescending percussion, mirroring the headspace Sherman was in when crafting the track.” Music Feeds“A folk sensation echoing the dreamy work of Matt Corby, Boy & Bear and Josh Pyke.” Happy Magazine
Having emerged over the last year as an exciting fresh face out of Sydney’s indie-folk scene, Oly Sherman has matched his on-record captivation on stages too, winning hearts with his all-enveloping brand of performance that has seen him compared to the likes of Matt Corby andJosh Pyke. Touring throughout Sydney from September, Oly Sherman is ready to introduce more people to the fold.
OLY SHERMAN TOUR DATES
Friday 6th September The Lansdowne Sydney Supporting Slum Sociable Tickets
Saturday 7th September Golden Age Cinema Sydney Supporting Liquid Time
Thursday 12th September Lord Gladstone Sydney
Friday 27th September Coogee Bay Coogee
Saturday 5th October Yulli’s Brews Alexandria
Wednesday 16th October Lazybones Sydney
Saturday 26th October Low 302 Sydney
Wednesday 6th November Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney YH Presents Sounds on The Terrace