A propos de Oyabun
Oyabun was born in 2006, in Bordeaux, but then, Mother of Pearl was its name. It remained such until early 2010, when one of its founding members left. Meanwhile, we´ve recorded a first demo (5 songs, on 8 tracks, in less than 7 hours), in 2007, which was welcomed by many critics, and played numerous gigs - the highlight being our opening for The Lords of Altamont in 2008. A new release was planned for that same year, but we unfortunately had to postpone its recording to 2010 due to successive line up changes. GODS & DOGS will be released february 2011 (this time, under the name of OYABUN) by the catalan label Discos Macarras. We recently won the 2010 french edition of the Volcom Band Joust, on which occasion we had the great pleasure to share the stage with Orange Goblin. At the moment, we're working on new material for the next record which should be entitled Zero Zen.
2007 demo reviews
"Electrisante, racée et efficace, cette première démo est déjà une bonne petite mise en bouche pour un groupe dont on attend maintenant la suite avec une certaine impatience..."
"Mother Of Pearl are the epitome of old school and their self titled release is an itch that needs to be scratched in as much as that it is a must be heard album."
The Evil Inquisition
"...du Hard Rock qui a de la classe et de la dignité, tout simplement."
Everyday is like sunday
"En conclusion, MOTHER OF PEARL doit être remercié de ramener à nous les origines complexes et diverses de notre cher Hard Rock."