Formed in 2005, Philadelphia’s Overlook combines textured ambient guitars and synths with a driving rhythm section, providing the ultimate backdrop for Billy Roach’s rich, soaring vocal melodies. Producing lush soundscapes ranging from ambient to aggressive, their sound has been likened to art/rock acts such as Radiohead, Muse,Jeff Buckley and Coldplay. Moody, intelligent songwriting sets Overlook apart from today’s influx of pre-fabricated pop acts dominating the airwaves. Self recorded and self produced, their debut album Smoke and Mirrors is an ambitious 33-minute ride through diverse and introspective themes that resonate with a passion for song craftsmanship and a disdain for the commercialism of modern day society. “Our main objective with this album was to offer an honest, fully realized body of work that evolves emotionally from one song to another” says singer Billy Roach. Writing songs with modern day relevance and appeal, Overlook explores themes of confusion, lack of perspective, self-doubt, hope, and the need to be reminded of life’s beauty. During their 4 years of existence, Overlook has been featured in local and national compilations, film soundtracks, music conferences and festivals. The single off their 1st EP, "Don't Follow Me" was featured on Philadelphia’s 93.3 FM WMMR's Local Shots Volume 1, and the band most recently performed their new single "The Life You Know" LIVE on Radio 104.5 FM. Currently, Overlook is preparing a tour to showcase their new album “Smoke and Mirrors”, and is in the process of seeking representation.
Manayunk-Roxborough, Philadelphia PA
arcade fire. radiohead. jeff buckley. pink floyd. the verve. elbow. doves. tegan and sara. grandaddy. muse. clinic. sigur ros. interpol. silverchair. brian wilson (pet sounds). ennio morricone. brian eno. the flaming lips. the smashing pumpkins. frank sinatra. magnet. fiona apple. my morning jacket. coldplay. the album leaf. nirvana. alice in chains. soundgarden. kraftwerk. hans zimmer. travis .air.