OQ is Liam O’Brien and Cole Quamme in collaboration with an array of contributors based in Milwaukee, WI. Quamme started making beats influenced by the definitive sound of the late Janka Nabay and decided to reach out to local folk and bluegrass musicians to see what they could do with them. Quamme eventually recruited O’Brien, who developed the interlocking rhythms into full-fledged songs based on Celtic melodies. By the time they’d gotten around to producing their first EP, Paradice 1, the project had taken on surprising new forms."
Drawing influences from artists such as Chris Isaak, the Velvet Underground, and Angelo Badalamenti, Vinz Clortho dabbles in the moody, bluesy psyche surfy sounds of a surreal roadhouse jukebox.
Vinz Clortho is a recently formed super-group of Milwaukee rock mainstays; featuring members of Calliope, Mortgage Freeman, Castle Thunder and Myles Coyne to name a few.