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Albums Of The Week: Jebediah | Oiks

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Jebediah’s sixth album Oiks isn’t necessarily the return of Jebediah, who have been consistently active in the time since their last record, but rather, a snapshot of where the band find themselves today.

Oiks was born out of experimentation while in the studio with longtime collaborator — and honorary fifth band member — Dave Parkin (Red Jezebel, Spacey Jane). The result is an album which sees Jebediah feeling content with who they are as artists — not attempting to create the energetic hype of 1997 debut Slightly Odway, but crafting a release which feels representative of modern-day Jebediah.

Closing out 2023 with a headline tour, as well as appearances in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as part of Good Things Festival alongside the likes of Fall Out Boy, Limp Bizkit, Devo and Slowly Slowly, Jebediah were also cemented as Western Australian music royalty, with the band inducted into the WAM Hall Of Fame as part of the WA Music Awards last November. From emerging decades ago with infectious hooks and gritty riffs through to soundtracking the late ‘90s and early 2000s with a deluge of hits and snagging multiple ARIA Award nominations, Jebediah are equally at home wowing crowds in dimly lit, crowded pubs as they are weaving musical magic to thousands on festival stages. And with the impending release of Oiks, it feels like Jebediah are only getting warmed up for some incredible things yet to come.”