A lot of things have changed: Olney Air is now officially disbanded. Ever since our old drummer Jasper went to Spain in September 2008, it was only a matter of time, retrospectively.
We wrote a stack of new songs in in the early summer of 2008 and recorded them, certain that they are better and more sincere than anything we’ve written before. Since we feel like we’re not the same band anymore and a lot of aspects about what we do and how we do it have changed, we shall now be called “Crashcaptains”.
It took us a year to find our new drummer, Felix, but we are now very happy to have him with us. He’s the incarnation of the fact that we managed to climb out of a deep hole we fell into when we realized we would have to go on without a great musician and good friend. Looking back now, we (and I especially) would like to thank Jasper for 6 amazing years full of friendship, great music and great times. Olney Air, speaking for myself and I hope for the rest of us as well, has taught me so much about the things and people most dear to me that it’s hard to leave the name and the band behind. But being able to look forward creatively and productively now makes it easier. Its so hard to say goodbye, but at some point we have to.
Olney Air would also like to thank everyone who supported us through the years. It meant and still means a big lot to us. Please stay with us if you can, we would really appreciate your support.
So this is goodbye. But in a way, it’s hello. Come visit Crashcaptains here!
Olivia, Tobi, Felix, Jasper and Nick.
We’re busy! Yesterday we moved into our new rehearsal room far in the eastern outskirts of this town, and we love it. There’s still a lot that needs to be done, but we can’t wait to start playing loud again.
This new year caught us in a bit of a down. 2008 had started great, with the release of our second EP. We wrote a lot of new material through March, April and May and started recording, but our drummer Jasper went to Spain in September and we also had to find a new practice and recording location. It was good to still be able to play acoustic shows throughout this past year, and we’re going to keep doing it until we have things sorted out with the band. A lot of folks said they appreciate it, and so do we. Thanks for bearing with us.
I will update our website more often from now on. Promise.
Hey there. As you probably noticed we’ve been pretty busy lately. It may not appear to be, but it is a good thing. Because we’re busy working on the music. And nothing else. For now. I promise to update you guys regularly, but right now, theres not much to say. Except: hang in there.
We are featured in this months issue of TIP, the Berlin Magazine! They did a great review of our release party in March, and combined it with a report about the struggle of Berlin indie bands, so be sure you check it out.