I never thought there’d be a day when I got to witness the marriage between two of the most important things in my reclusive, nerdy, meme-based humour filled life: heavy metal, and The Simpsons. The news is, friends, that that day has come.
Okilly Dokilly are a five piece metal outfit from Phoenix, Arizona. Self-defined as “The world’s only Nedal band” and modelling themselves on our favourite painfully optimistic puritan Ned Flanders, I think they have achieved something funnier even than a football in the groin. And a football in the groin, is a football in the groin.
“this is probably the greatest band our generation can lay claim to”
They recently released a four track demo on band camp, where both titles and lyrics are purely Ned Flanders inspired, such as ‘Nothing At All’ and ‘All That Is Left’. However, I must be honest about this now: their sound is a bit like a group of teenagers practising in their mum’s garage on a Friday night. Some fans have described their rawness as nostalgic and gritty, harking back to “the punk music of [their] youth”, ie. back to a time when they too were listening to their friends shredding in their mum’s garage.
With this irrelevance aside, though, I think this is probably the greatest band our generation can lay claim to. This is the band that will help you through the lousy Smarch weather of term two. Such genius, combined with succesfull Flanders-esque facial hair x5, is more hard to come by than an aurora-borealis localised entirely within your kitchen. The demo may have delivered square pancakes when we were all expecting waffles, as much as it pains me to say it. But, sometimes the waffle iron’s in the shop, and that’s just the way it is.