JARROW IS THE NOM-DE-PLUME OF SELF-TAUGHT, SELF-PRODUCED, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST DAN OKE, A PRODUCT OF MELBOURNE’S RICH INDIE AND PUNK ROCK SCENE. DAN DESCRIBES HIS SOUND AS "GARAGE ROCK MEETS INDIE POP MEETS POST PUNK MEETS FREE JAZZ” AND WHILE HE WAS BEING TONGUE IN CHEEK AT THE TIME, HE'S NOT THAT FAR OFF. His production is remarkably self-assured; drawing similarities to artists such as Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, The Shines and Ty Segall.
Expensive Hugs (2018)
EXPENSIVE HUGS IS JARROW’S SECOND ALBUM AND IT REVEALS THE IMMENSE PLEASURE THAT OKE TAKES FROM EXPERIMENTATION IN THE STUDIO. DRAWING INSPIRATION EQUALLY FROM 21ST CENTURY MEME CULTURE AND CLASSIC INDIE POP-ROCK, EXPENSIVE HUGS WAS NAMED IN RESPONSE TO THE SHORT-LIVED (AND IN HINDSIGHT, PRETTY WEIRD) ‘FREE HUGS’ VIRAL PHENOMENON OF THE MID 2000’S. RECORDED BY JACKY WINTER AT TROPICAL FUCK STORM STUDIOS AND MASTERED BY MIKEY YOUNG (EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING AND TOTAL CONTROL), THE RECORD IS A RAPID-FIRE DASH THROUGH JARROW’S WORLD OF HOOKS, SOUNDSCAPES AND RIFF-JAMS. IT’S ALL THERE IN 29 MINUTES OF JOY, WRITTEN AND PERFORMED WITH A KNOWING GRIN.
Jarrow/Good Boy Split 7” (2017)
MELBOURNE’S JARROW AND BRISBANE’S GOOD BOY TEAM UP FOR A COMBINED 7 MINUTES OF BRILLIANT AND CREATIVE GARAGE-PUNK. ONLY 200 COPIES WERE PRESSED ON 7”VINYL. FEATURING JARROW’S CODY AND GOOD BOY’S BRAAP.
2003 Dream (2016)
Named after a dream he had in (you guessed it) 2003 that one day he might record and release a record, 2003 Dream plays like a 30-minute degustation of genres that Jarrow has mastered. Punk, jazz, pop and straight-up indie rock. The album is brilliant from the first seconds of ambient instrumental opening Cube though to the final bars of the hilariously titled but musically brilliant closer James Impala.