Odd Rival

Live Act Rock Britpop Rock Garage Rock Britrock
Odd Rival - Rock Britpop Rock Garage Rock Britrock Live Act in London

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"It’s really rare for a band to appear out of nowhere fully formed at the point of intense excitement, and yet that’s exactly what’s happened with Odd Rival" - Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales)

"...high-octane Brit-rock smashers Odd Rival....blew the paint off the walls and the eyebrows off the girls...one of the most impressive live sets I’ve seen” - Mark Lippmann (Scruff of the Neck Records)

London based Brit Rock band Odd Rival is the brainchild of the two brothers Patrick & Christian Smith, aiming to bring an element of delinquency and danger that feels abandoned in an increasingly tame UK rock scene. From orchestrating a 150-person stage invasion in Hull, to urban-exploring the off limit Barbican service tunnels whilst dodging infrared security cameras, all in a bid to shoot a music video. The element of danger is what sets Odd Rival apart. Things often deteriorate into chaos, and that’s how live gigs should be in their world.

Brothers Patrick and Christian put the vigour of their live shows down to their wealth of gigging experience. From selling out The Black Heart in Odd Rival, to playing Download Festival on the same day as Black Sabbath with previous band White Powder Gold. This is where they truly come to life, crumbling the barrier between audience and band. Blood has been shed on stage, scars have been born from broken glass, and countless bar tops have been scuffed with the soles of Converse trainers that should have been thrown out years ago. The beginning of 2016 has been spent recording material at the legendary RAK studios set to be released later in the year.

"It’s really rare for a band to appear out of nowhere fully formed at the point of intense excitement, and yet that’s exactly what’s happened with Odd Rival" - Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales)

"...high-octane Brit-rock smashers Odd Rival....blew the paint off the walls and the eyebrows off the girls...one of the most impressive live sets I’ve seen” - Mark Lippmann (Scruff of the Neck Records)

London based Brit Rock band Odd Rival is the brainchild of the two brothers Patrick & Christian Smith, aiming to bring an element of delinquency and danger that feels abandoned in an increasingly tame UK rock scene. From orchestrating a 150-person stag...

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Past Gigs Odd Rival

  • 08 | 2016 Hull Humber Street Sesh Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Parma (Italy) Parma Park Festival
  • 04 | 2016 London The Lock Tavern
  • 04 | 2016 London Hanwell Hootie
  • 04 | 2016 London Veg Bar
  • 03 | 2016 London The Monarch
  • 02 | 2016 London Barfly
  • 02 | 2016 Verve Bar Leeds
  • 02 | 2016 Dusk York
  • 02 | 2016 Huddersfield The Parish
  • 02 | 2016 Hull The Polar Bear
  • 02 | 2016 London New Cross Inn

Discography Odd Rival

  • 2015 Keep Repeating EP |

Media

  • Video Odd Rival - Slave (Official...
  • Video Odd Rival - Out Alive (Offi...
  • Sound Paper Tiger

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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Patrick Smith Vocals/Bass Guitar
  • Chris Smith Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Dimitri Stocchi Drums