OVDS are a six-piece project from Taipei, breaking free from the usual rock band format with a boundless creative spirit, fusing hip-hop, pop, and electronic music. Live performance lies at the core of OVDS’ music, crisscrossing high-energy and visceral experiences of modern club nights, heavy rock shows, and pop anthems. All of this is strung together like a DJ mix, with dual bilingual vocalists singing and rapping in both Mandarin and English, plus a VJ crafting intuitive digital visuals live on the spot.
From 2007 through to 2013 the group augmented its nu-metal origins into the multifaceted live experience of OVDS, where trap beats, dubstep bass lines, raps, pop refrains, and heavy guitar riffs combine into something entirely its own.
OVDS’ 2014 debut album, Heartbreak Resistance (plus a full album of remixes) saw them touring the U.S.A., Japan, China, Europe and elsewhere for over three years of relentless and impactful adaptation to a wave of influences and experience. A 2014 show in Japan even led to the group collaborating with R&B star Koda Kumi.
Energized by the touring experience, three more years of tireless work went into their next and newest album – 2020’s Black & Toughness, inspired by the sorts of contradictions prominent in modern life and humanity, and well-personified by the group’s own multiple personality disorder, blending languages, genres, and mediums. OVDS view the songs as depicting the contrast between dualism and family background – where family and upbringing remain the biggest influences over one's values, and dualism is the reality we live in.