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The World’s Only “Nedal” Band OKILLY DOKILLY, “Howdilly Twodilly”, out March 29, 2019

Howdilly Twodilly
29 March 2019
Viral sensations OKILLY DOKILLY – the world’s only “Nedal” band – recently announced the release of their upcoming second full-length album, entitled Howdilly Twodilly, scheduled for release on March 29, 2019.

Pre-orders for Howdilly Twodilly will be announced soon, but in the meantime, their single “Reneducation” can be streamed via YouTube, Bandcamp and Spotify, or ordered via iTunes and Bandcamp.

Established in 2015, Phoenix, AZ based OKILLY DOKILLY found success before even playing their first show, reaching viral phenomenon status after releasing just a few press photos and a four-song demo. Within two weeks, the band netted nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including BillboardTimeThe IndependentBBCEsquireRolling Stone, Vice and many more. In 2016, the band released their debut album Howdilly Doodilly  – a 13-track catalog filled with Flanderisms, rushing guitars and more than enough left-handed puns. In the wake of this release, the bespectacled five-piece dropped the official music video for their single, “White Wine Spritzer”, which has garnered over four million views to date.

OKILLY DOKILLY plans to head east on the Howdilly Twodilly Tourdilly, beginning April 4 in Des Moines, IA. The tour will feature support fromPlayboy Manbaby through April 14, and from Bear Ghost on April 16-28.


w/Playboy Manbaby

4/4 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

4/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

4/6 – Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade

4/7 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Music Joint

4/9 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig

4/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

4/11 – Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge

4/12 – New York, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery

4/13 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

4/14 – Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall

w/Bear Ghost

4/16 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom

4/17 – Washington, DC @ DC9

4/18 – Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s American

4/19 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

4/20 – Asheville, NC @ Sly Grog Lounge

4/21 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room: WBPR

4/23 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub

4/24 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street

4/25 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury

4/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

4/27 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

4/28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Mid City Ballroom

 “Okilly Dokilly, Phoenix’s self-professed “world’s first Nedal band,” have got you covered, kicking out righteous riffs while clad in the traditional green sweater, pink shirt, and nerdy glasses of Homer Simpson’s eternally cheerful and devoutly Christian neighbor.” – Peter Helman, Stereogum

“Their sound… is solid, formulaic metal, with soft, almost classically-voiced verses slashed by the requisite screaming choruses. Let’s just say Homer Simpson might think twice about calling them “Stupid Flanders(es)” after hearing it.” – Steve Huff, Maxim

“…we have a feeling you’ll be nodding your head faster than you can say hi-diddly-ho.” – Anthony Domanico, CNET

“My spell check is intent on correcting ‘Dokilly’ to ‘docilely’, but docile they are not, with their music revolving around crunchy, lo-fi guitar and shrill, lurching synth.” – Christopher Hooton, The Independent

OKILLY DOKILLY is currently billed as Head Ned (lead vocals, guitars, mandolin), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar, vocals, triangle), Bed Ned (bass) and Zed Ned (synth,vocals).

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