August 19, 2023

Oxymorons – Melanin Punk

Photo: Tommy Vo

Oxymorrons continues to revolutionize the music scene with their latest single, Look Alive (Netic). Out now, the track is the fourth release from the NYC-based genre-defying and trailblazing band’s upcoming debut album, Melanin Punk, available on October 20th via Mascot Records.

Look Alive (Netic) is testament to Oxymorrons‘ undeniable talent and unwavering commitment to breaking barriers and defying expectations. The blistering track captures the essence of their hybrid sound and never say die attitude. The band explains, “Look Alive is the perfect sonic representation of our unique blend of Rock and Hip-Hop. It hits hard, exudes energy, and lives authentically in both spaces. With swaggy, unapologetic vibes, it simultaneously uplifts while delivering a powerful message: Hard Times Get Better. Stay focused, Stay Active, and Push Forward, always Look Alive.”

Oxymorrons‘ new single also pays tribute to a fallen member of their chosen family, sharing, “for those who wonder what (Netic) is – Netic Rebel, a founding member of the band Game Rebellion, was an integral part of the AfroPunk movement, playing a vital role in building the festival’s legendary legacy. More than just a musician, he was a guiding force, a brother, and a mentor to all who knew him, leaving an indelible mark on the universe. Without Netic, there would be no Oxymorrons, as he not only inspired but also empowered POC bands to remain authentic and true to themselves. He embraced imperfections and was a perfect soul in his own unique way. Netic was a gift from the universe, and for this gift, we are forever grateful. His spirit lives on in the music, the memories, and the hearts of those he touched, and his legacy continues to resonate through the power of music and the unity he fostered.”

Photo: Tommy Vo

Oxymorrons‘ Look Alive (Netic) follows the resounding success of the album’s previous singles, Graveyard Words, Enemy, and Last Call ft. Troi Irons. Each track released from Melanin Punk has showcased a different side of the eclectically influenced band, solidifying Oxymorrons‘ position as one of the most exciting and radical acts in music. Their relentless exploration of new sonic territories while staying true to their rebellious spirit and unapologetic authenticity has garnered them a dedicated and rapidly growing global fan base. The album features collaborations with Hyro the Hero, Kid Bookie, Troi Irons and KANNER.

Both Graveyard Words and Enemy were playlisted by Kerrang! Radio and they’ve also been picked up and played on the BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, Future Alternative with Nels Hylton and Indie Show with Alyx Holcombe, we well as support from Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Kerrang, Distorted Sound and more. Talking on his recent BBC Radio 1 Rock Show Takeover, Corey Taylor called them “A great band that I actually have the privilege to be taking with me on my US run in the states”.

Melanin Punk personifies the community they are curating, as the concept derives from melanin as a unifying force transcending mere skin tone. The band is built on the ethos of inclusivity and embracing the beautiful complexities of human existence. Through their music and performances, they aspire to create positive change, break down societal barriers, and inspire unity among diverse communities.

Oxymorrons will bring their unforgettable live show to stages across the US this fall, as they join Corey Taylor’s solo tour and embark on their Look Alive headline run with supporting acts Rivals, Sorry Mom, and The Raging Kids. For tickets, album pre-orders, and the latest Oxymorrons news, be sure to visit their official website.

Melanin Punk

  1. Enemy 
  2. Last Call ft. Troi Irons
  3. Graveyard Words
  4. Look Alive (Netic)
  5. Head For The Hills (ft Kid Bookie)
  6. Melanin Punk
  7. Mike Shinoda Flow (ft Hyro the Hero)
  8. Insomnia
  9. Re-Up (ft KANNER)
  10. Moon Chasers


Sept 1 – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN*#
Sept 11 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD*
Sept 15 – The Canal Club – Richmond, VA*
Sept 16 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Sept 18 – The End – Nashville, TN
Sept 19 – Purgatory at The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sept 20 – Conduit – Orlando, FL
Sept 22 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Sept 23 – Cheapstakes – Dallas, TX
Sept 24 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
Sept 26 – Vally Bar – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 27 – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA*
Sept 28 – Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV*#
Sept 30 – Bottom of the Mill – San Francisco, CA*
Oct 1 – Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
Oct 3 – Hawthorne Lounge – Portland, OR
Oct 5 – The Vera Project – Seattle, WA
Oct 7 – The Beehive – Salt Lake City, UT*


Official Website