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.
After releasing the “Reneducation” single and announcing their upcoming Howdilly Twodilly Tourdilly (kicking off in April), Okilly Dokilly has revealed the new music video for “Reneducation”, available to view here:
In the Nick Mills-directed video, Head Ned does his best to educate a class of ho-diddly-opeful future Neds, only to come face to face with a very unruly student. Said student learns quickly – you don’t mess with Ned!
Head Ned says about the video: “The ‘Reneducation’ music video is a visual illustration of proper ‘Reneducation’. We’ve very excited to add some video content to our global lesson plan. We’re also very excited to show the process of what happens when ‘Reneducation’ is rejected.”
As mentioned above, in addition to their current “Reneducation” tour of the western United States, OKILLY DOKILLY plans to head east on the Howdilly Twodilly Tourdilly. The tour will kick off April 4 in Des Moines, IA and will feature support from Playboy Manbaby through April 14, and Bear Ghost from April 16-28.
OKILLY DOKILLY Tour Dates:
Howdilly Twodilly Tourdilly tour dates with Playboy Manbaby (4/4-4/14) & Bear Ghost (4/16-4/28):
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*
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^
* = Playboy Manbaby
^ = Bear Ghost
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 Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Rolling 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, 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).