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OXYGYN

Abstractly focussing on the complex paradigms of humanity, Maltese indie-pop outfit

We are Oxygyn, an indie-pop band based in Malta with a passion for making music that matters.

Oxygyn is composed of sibling vocal duo Kurt Abela and Katia Abela, with lyrics written by Kurt Abela, music produced by Funky Monkey and Zack Walters on guitar.

Our aim is to make music that inspires others, the same music has always inspired us, by exploring important human and social issues through song, to encourage their listeners to not only hear their music, but to also sit back and reflect.

Oxygyn was established in December 2015, with the release of our debut original single CORRODE. The song reached No.2 on Malta’s Top 10 Chart (89.7 BAY), and the music video has garnered over 14,000 views on YouTube.

We followed this up with WOLVES WITHOUT TEETH, a cover version of the song originally released by Of Monsters & Men, in September 2016.

In 2017, we started transitioning from acoustic and piano-based music into a more modern and polished sound that like to describe as indie-pop. We got to perform at several local music festivals for the first time, including the Farsons Beer Festival, Rock the South and the Beland Music Festival, and we also opened for Joe Roscoe during a gig in July.

This evolution culminated in the release of our original single BUBBLEWRAP in November 2017, which debuted with radio play on XFM 100.2’s Big Drive Home with Trudy Kerr, and was accompanied by an elaborate music video produced by 141 Records.

BUBBLEWRAP reached No.1 on Malta’s Top 10 Chart (89.7 BAY) in January 2018, and the music video reached over 11,000 people on social media in a matter of weeks.

Amassing a total of 10,000 streams on Soundcloud alone in 2020, and landing the top spot on the PRS Malta Top 10 Airplay Chart with fourth and fifth singles ‘Venom’ and ‘Wicked White Lies’, the band are now setting their sights on a UK breakthrough for their punchy, electronic-led indie-pop.

Propelled by an addictive electronic beat, Mercy is the band’s melancholic, yet punchy sixth single release since their 2015 inception. Revolves around themes of anger and vulnerability: Mercy abstractly focuses on the narrative of an individual who trusts another enough to be vulnerable, and then has this same vulnerability used against them”.

We hope to release more original material and to continue performing it live for diverse audiences. Follow us on our social media platforms to stay tuned for more info about upcoming music, gigs and more.

 

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