Urge Overkill "Oui"
When the world was asked if it was time for new music from Urge Overkill, it responded with one word—Oui.
Urge Overkill is comprised of two unique voices. A double singer-songwriter attack. King Roeser and Nash Kato, two Minnesota native sons, met at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Pulling their name from Parliament’s title track “Funkentelechy,” Urge Overkill was born in 1984, releasing their debut EP Strange I… on fellow Northwestern student Steve Albini’s Ruthless Records (with Albini in the production chair, as well).
Oui is the new release from Kato and Roeser—their first in over a decade. It’s full of their signature mix of rock, hooks, and fancy bling, which is exactly what a post-pandemic planet has needed for far too long.
Twelve new tracks, including eleven originals and an Urge-ified cover of Wham!’s “Freedom!” It’s the logical extension of everything everyone loves about Urge Overkill—killer riffs, memorable hooks, and the style and swagger of Nash Kato and King Roeser.
So, add the word that goes before “please.” It’s Oui.