Share cover of The B-52s’ “Give Me Back My Man”

Ohmme, the Chicago duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, are releasing a new 7” on February 1st via Joyful Noise. The 7” features a new original, “At Night” and a cover of the B-52s’ “Give Me Back My Man.” Choosing the B-52s because “their love of all things retro and kraut-rock created this amazing aesthetic that still feels so unique”, Ohmme puts their own spin on the track, roughing up the edges by using distorted, electric guitars and a vivacious spirit.  

“We love ‘Give Me Back My Man’ in particular because it is one of their only tunes to really feature Cindy Wilson at the center and she kills it. The dynamic changes between her level voice in the verses and the explosion of rage in the choruses give such a strong statement of emotion.”

The 7” follows the release of their debut full-length, Parts, on Joyful Noise Recordings in August 2018.


Announce February 2019 UK Tour

New album Parts is out now on Joyful Noise Recordings

Ohmme, the Chicago-based duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, amalgamate the aggressive and the meditative on their bold debut full-length album, Parts, out now on Joyful Noise Recordings.

Today, they announce a European tour in February 2019, including UK shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Bristol and Brighton. 

They've also unveiled the new video for "Water", directed by Anahid Yahjian, who gives some background:

"The video for "Water" is a collage of unused footage from my own archives--including an old shoot with a college-aged Sima in Yerevan's iconic Kond pedestrian tunnel. She and I first met in the creative scene there, and it will always be the strongest link between us; there just had to be a way to work that footage in.

"Everything was shot in places--Armenia, Lebanon and California's Imperial Valley--that are seeped in urban decay caused by political, military and economic violence. Riffing off the track's lyrics, I pieced it all together to construct an abstract post-apocalyptic world where a handful of humans live underground, while animals reign supreme in the wild, ruined landscape above them. The editing process really brought all the seemingly disparate footage together; images shift and distort as the song expands and contracts. I wanted to make it as immersive and hypnotic as possible."

The band also say of the song:

“We visualized the song as a grade-school science experiment— throwing oil and water and sand into a glass together and watching those elements separate out and swirl past each other. It's a fun challenge to keep your head and voice light and easy while your arms are working away at this aggressive guitar rhythm.”

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