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Purveyors of bass-rich, funk-laden rock, OdESSA went from playing a fortnightly residency at a local Wellington bar, to being hailed as "the band to make all of New Zealand stand up and dance". OdESSA infamously became known as the band that recorded their debut album twice, after it was accidentally deleted from the studio's hard drive in 2005. Perseverance paid off and the energy of their live shows was laid down on Oak Park Avenue (2007). The Prize followed.