The enigmatic and beguiling Jarrow has released his stellar album 2003 Dream today via Barely Dressed Records.
Dan Oke (the mastermind behind Jarrow) is a self-taught, self-produced, multi-instrumentalist wunderkind from Footscray spent the last few years delving into music by artists like Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, The Shins, Ty Segall, Darwin Deez and The Strokes – but it’s the bands in his relatively unheralded western suburbs community who provide Dan with his biggest inspiration “I was lucky enough to be growing up amongst a very supportive and thriving community. My group of friends are all equally as prolific and hard working at their art and are not modest when it comes to sharing their talents”.
In simple, yet all-encompassing terms, Dan refers to his debut album as “a collection of semi-autobiographical snippets of my life over a super eventful period of my life being put to tape with loud music playing over the top of it.” Initially, he believed that recording an LP was too “far-fetched” to be an achievable reality. Back in 2003 (when he was just 7 years of age!) he imagined one day recording an album, hence the name 2003 Dream.
Catch him at his residency at The Tote in October and supporting our friend Gabriella Cohen at The Curtin next Saturday 24 Sept!