New Music: The Cookie Jar Complot – Oh Anna!

Oh Anna! is the new two-track collection from Luxembourg-based math rock duo The Cookie Jar Complot. The pair are becoming a familiar name on our blog. Jane covered their EP Caviar Capital at the beginning of the year, and even interviewed them too. Now it’s my turn to run the rule over their music.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Nathalie Nicola

Oh Anna! feels like a single from days gone by, with a title-track A-side, and a B-side in the form of Corruption and Violence. It’s nice to see the format again, and the two tracks work well together to showcase different sides of the Complot sound.

The A-side is bombastic, with looping guitar riffs and brass playing over urgent percussion and driving bass. As the track progresses we get rise and fall and electronic textures to keep things interesting and the finale is epic. Corruption and Violence feels more pensive and moody. The rhythm section feels more prominent with the guitar melody providing some bright contrast.

Together Oh Anna! and Corruption and Violence take you on an absorbing instrumental odyssey that you’ll not find from anyone else. It’s yet more evidence that The Cookie Jar Complot are ones to watch on the underground rock scene.

You can listen to both tracks below.

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