French-based trio OAKMAN have released a video for their brand new single ‘Curse’. The single is taken off the bands brand new album ‘Violent Oblivion’ out 3rd May 2024 via Rude Records. The record sees the band return with their signature pop rock sound and catchy melodies. Pre-Order of ‘Violent Oblivion’  available – HERE

Speaking about the new single OAKMAN said, “‘A year ago, we wrote the song ‘Murder,’ which described the point of view of a victim suddenly imagining herself, in her fantasy, becoming the murderer of her abuser. But what about the trauma years later? That’s what ‘Curse’ is about. The song delves into an inner struggle against past trauma or toxic relationships. The lyrics evoke the desire to free oneself from memories and feelings associated with a painful experience, which persist despite everything. The repetition of the refrain ‘But I won’t surrender’ expresses the refusal to give in to the power these thoughts and memories have over the person, affirming that she refuses to be dominated by them and fights for her own healing and emotional freedom”

Watch the video for ‘Curse’ HERE or by clicking the image below.

On the new album the band said,“Violent Oblivion is that violent break with the outside world, our own emotions, and the encounter with our traumas. Through the songs, it represents the different mental states Violent Oblivion can put us in. The powerful catchy melodies and lively instrumentals conceal deep and strong feelings, mental problems, excitement, fear and despair. Getting out of this Violent Oblivion is a big challenge, so we eventually hang on to find some hope and love to cope”.

The band recently  announced a headline tour for the UK this July. The band will start their tour on the 18th July 2024 in Bristol finishing on the 28th July in Birmingham in support of their brand new album ‘Violent Oblivion’ out 3rd May 2024 via Rude Records.

All Announced Oakman dates below:
10th February: La Cordo – Opening Feldup (St-Romains-sur-Isère, FR)
2nd March: Issy-Les-Molineaux (Espace Icare, FR)
4th May: La Marquise (Lyone, FR)
6th May: Supersonic (Paris, FR)
24th May: Pharos (Arras, FR)
28th May: La Laiterie (Strasbourg, FR)
1st June: Bregenz Life (Bregenz, AT)
21st June: Kave Fest (Gisors, FR)
12th July: L’Empreinte (Savigny-Le-Temple, FR)
18th July: The Crofters Rights (Bristol, UK)
21st July: Zerox (Newcastle, UK)
25th July: Bloc+ (Glasgow, UK)
26th July: Satan’s Hollow (Manchester, UK)
27th July: The Garage (London, UK)
28th July: Subside Bar (Birmingham, UK)

Tickets on sale now – HERE

Violent Oblivion Tracklisting

I Am Floating…
Proper Attitude
Missed Connections
Air Hunger
I Wish Myself To Be Happier
A Letter To Them
Violent Oblivion
Acte Manqué
Love Picture Soundtrack
…Faraway In Space, Forever

Pre-save the album ‘Violent Oblivion’ – HERE


OAKMAN, burst onto the Lyon rock scene in 2016 with their self-produced EP, Waterscape. Their musical journey quickly expanded beyond France, taking them to stages in England, Italy, Japan, the US, and more. Notable performances include opening for Enter Shikari at Bataclan, Paris, sharing the stage with ZZ TOP at Pérouges Fest, and supporting Basement at Kao, Lyon, along with Bukowski at Marché Gare, Lyon. Building on this momentum, they released their second EP, “Plastic World”, in October 2018. The EP was mixed by Sam Pura (State Champs, Story So Far) in Fremont, CA, featuring tracks like “Plastic World” and “Spread,” which showcase a perfect blend of emotional depth and infectious joy. With Marine’s incredible voice leading the way, OAKMAN crafts a musical journey that seamlessly balances aggression and solace in each track. After the release of the second EP, they released two stand-alone singles (Outer Space, Naufragé) in 2019 and 2020 all recorded and produced by Sam Pura in the USA.

Oakman released their third EP, “SCP” an acronym for “sugar-coated pill,” in September 2022, after signing to the European record label, Rude Records. Singles from the EP quickly garnered the attention of the likes of Entertainment Tonight, Ones To Watch, Hot Topic and Billboard who dubbed “Night” “a carpe diem bop.”

Drawing inspiration from bands like The 1975, Now, Now, The Japanese House, and CHVRCHES, Oakman has evolved their sound into emotional popish rock, seamlessly navigating between indie-pop-rock and alt-pop with a touch of synthpop. The trio’s dedication to perfecting their sound through years of live performances has resulted in killer melodies that transport listeners beyond the clouds. As they enter a new era, OAKMAN invites you to explore their latest creations, marking the continued evolution of their distinctive sound.

OAKMAN are Jessie Gayaud on drums, Geremia Gayaud on bass, and Marine Lanzillotta on guitar and vocals.

New album ‘Violent Oblivion’ out 3rd May via Rude Records.
Pre-Order the record – HERE