The Rare Occasions - Big Whoop


“Exhilarating garage rock…packed with infectious melodic hooks and catchy vocal harmonies, making it an instant earworm” – Ones To Watch

“Like actual origami, the track is intricate, really showcasing the group’s talent and dedication…With their sound and lead singer Brian McLaughlin’s voice, it can easily remind anyone of The Strokes or early Arctic Monkeys.” – EARMILK

The Rare Occasions have always had a knack for overdrive and dynamic juxtaposition. Recent years have seen the band grow into a sleek machine of tight, fierce sonics balanced by raw human thought and emotion. Their niche is one where broiling left-of-center rock meets intellectual stimulation and curiosity.” – Atwood Magazine

“‘Stay’ is one of the band’s most quietly expansive tracks yet, featuring an insistent electronic pulse and somber lyricism. However, the undeniable highlight is the track’s cinematic orchestral accompaniment, subtly building on the moody instrumentation until it bursts into dramatic life.” – Under The Radar

“A power pop anthem…The accompanying 90’s-style video is just as fun-loving as the tune, with colourful, fun-loving shots of the band performing along to the track.” – Indie 88

“A song that will appeal to lovers of late 90s power-pop” – Northern Transmissions

“Tongue-in-cheek” – Vanyaland

“Vibrant” – AXS TV


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