Since releasing her debut studio EP, Fight or Fight (2017), Olivia Awbrey has made a home for herself in the anti-folk and punk rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest and England.
With lyrics as unpredictable as jazz yet as relatable as a steaming mug of tea, Awbrey carves out a world through her songs the same way that a novelist builds one through prose: a world that invites listeners to think, listen, laugh and question. Unafraid to blur lines between folk, psych and punk, her style has been likened to Liz Phair and Courtney Barnett.
With the release of Fight or Fight, Awbrey and her band toured the West Coast, playing festivals, bars, backroom house shows and halls. Awbrey released her latest single, Don’t Be Alarmed, on June 19th 2018 at a sold out Portland show. She then embarked on a debut UK tour, playing several sold out shows and supporting Xtra Mile Recording artist Non Canon.
Having recently stepped aside from a career in social work, Awbrey finds herself on the road more often these days, opening for bands like The Beths, Mal Blum, Japanese Breakfast and other indie and punk-rockers causing a stir.
After a second UK tour with a few sold out shows in spring 2019, Awbrey recorded her debut LP in London with help from Brighton-based folk/punk/indie stalwart Chris Thorpe-Tracey and London’s Jen Macro (My Bloody Valentine, Hurtling) and Jon Clayton (One Cat Studio). Her debut LP will be out in 2020 via Giant House Records.