Oui is the new release from Nash Kato and King Roeser - their first in over a decade. It’s full of their signature mix of rock, hooks, and fancy bling, which is exactly what a post-pandemic planet has needed for far too long.
Urge Overkill is comprised of two unique voices. A double singer-songwriter attack. King Roeser and Nash Kato, two Minnesota native sons, met at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Pulling their name from Parliament’s title track “Funkentelechy,” Urge Overkill was born in 1984, releasing their debut EP Strange I… on fellow Northwestern student Steve Albini’s Ruthless Records (with Albini in the production chair, as well).
After splitting up in the mid '90s, Kato and Roeser reunited in 2010, playing a set at Quentin Tarantino’s Friar’s Club Roast, and sat on the podium alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. Two years later, Rock & Roll Submarine was released to great acclaim (garnering four stars from Mojo magazine.)
Now, a decade later, Urge Overkill returns with Oui - twelve new tracks from Kato and Roeser, including eleven originals and an Urge-ified cover of Wham!’s “Freedom!” It’s the logical extension of everything everyone loves about Urge Overkill, killer riffs, memorable hooks, and the style and swagger of Nash Kato and King Roeser.