The podcast is set to follow the trio (Denz, Cola and Joe) as they explore the world of music through a POC lens. They talk music, culture, race and life as they know it via variously hilarious anecdotes and conversations. In the words of the podcast’s introductory jingle: “If you wanna hear guys talking shit with their friends, come to band practice with the OBGMs”.
The latest episode, So Bitter, features Stefan Babcock from Toronto pop-punk group Pup. Babcock explains his relationship with the all-too-relatable feeling of imposter syndrome, and reveals, “Every time I write a good song, I think it’s the last one I’m going to write. I’m like oh f*ck I’m washed. It’s over.” He also shares stories of his early bands, songwriting and dangerous adventures on the road.
The podcast aims to create a space for the overshadowed figures in the music industry, such as POC and minority groups. OBGMs frontman Denz McFarlane says “This is a Black-fronted punk band, and that’s really important. Rock’n’roll is mostly white suburban kids – that’s what gets promoted. But we are black and we out here. I was inspired to make rock music when I saw a black guy onstage, and if someone sees that in us, I hope it will inspire a new generation to go after this.”.