Birmingham festival Secret Stages has invited Atlanta’s weird and charming psych outfit Hello Ocho to grace their stage. Secret Stages is Birmingham’s premier music discovery festival, bringing acts from all over the world with a heavy focus on bands based in the Southeastern United States. The festival will be held Aug. 5th and 6th this year in various venues on or around 2nd Ave. North, Birmingham, Alabama.
Here’s a short write up from Weld introducing festival goers to the band:
The cover of Hello Ocho’s latest album, last month’s In Portuguese, is a painting of a nude man whose eyes are wriggling away from his face like a pair of eels. That’s about right. Hello Ocho’s sound is equally hard to pin down, with an Of Montreal-like psychedelic aesthetic colliding with Weather Report-style jazz and some occasional reggae flourishes. It sounds a lot and nothing like anything you’ve heard before.
Sam Prickett May 14, 2016