Perfectly formed and deftly produced debut record by the Belfast duo; soundtrack to any summer party or breakup bottle of wine. Gorgeous!
Belfast boys Shaun and Rocky from Oppenheimer have spent the last eighteen months on the road; inspiring audiences from Dublin to Denver, with their synth-driven, hook-sodden electro pop. On the way they've supported: The Chalets, Spinto Band, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly!, Architecture in Helsinki, The Bravery, Regina Spektor and Tilly And The Wall. The bands recent STA single has seen them hailed as the "Simon and Garfunkel of the wired generation".
Featuring vocals from Tim Wheeler (on 'Orchid') and partly produced in David Holmes' Belfast studios, 'Oppenheimer' is the sound of a band intelligently striving towards a pop nirvana.
ROCK SOUND: "A sumptuous synth-pop experience"
GARY LIGHTBODY (SNOW PATROL): "Oppenheimer are like the Irish Flaming Lips or Mates of State. It's extremely rare for a band from Belfast to have that otherworldly sound. They're an incredible new band so look out for them!"
AMPLIFIER MAGAZINE: "An intoxicating mix of indie-rock guitar, Moog synths, and Beach Boys-meets-Kraftwerk vocals"
HOTPRESS: "Their warm electro pop makes Oppenheimer stand apart in a city dominated by dreary guitar bands."
THE SUN: "Irresistibly beautiful melodies"
ALTERNATIVE ULSTER: "Songs so lovely and perfectly formed, you can almost see their colours steaming out of the speakers onstage"
WASHINGTON POST: "One of the most sublime pop moments you are likely to hear this year..."