Though news of their forthcoming album Flip Phone Fantasy is out in the ether, Ocean Grove has been tight-lipped about its release date. Today the band are drip-feeding more visuals from the release, however, with the reveal of new single and video ‘NEO’ and the album cover, detailed below.
Just shy of two minutes long, ‘NEO’ bursts out of the gate before spiralling into a wobbly, distorted breakdown and ramping back up again. On the meaning behind the track, Ocean Grove bassist Twiggy Hunter who swaps the bass for frontman duties with Dale on this track, explains that ‘NEO’ is the “sonic boom of bedroom angst”.
“…it’s the fist through the wall to expose what lies on the other side of teenage aggression,” he adds. “It is the learning of one’s depression through anger and confusion and trying to find your place in a world of distortion. It completes the spectrum of human emotions that ‘Flip Phone Fantasy’ seeks to explore.”
CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘NEO’
In late 2019 Ocean Grove lifted singles ‘JUNKIE$’ and ‘SUNNY’ from the record and have spent the summer touring Australia alongside The Amity Affliction. The band now join metal heavyweights Crossfaith across Europe and the UK and are set to unleash their hotly-anticipated sophomore full-length Flip Phone Fantasy before too long.
Last year, Ocean Grove embarked on a sold-out national single tour, played Yours & Owls Festival and the inaugural Land Of Plenty Festival. They are on the road right now supporting The Amity Affliction‘s regional Australian tour and are gearing up for plenty more shows later this year.
Hailing from Melbourne, Ocean Grove have quickly ascended to the top of Australia’s heavy music scene in recent years, with their debut album ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’ in 2017 debuting at #5 on the ARIA charts and landing triple j feature album prior to its release. The group have toured globally with the likes of Limp Bizkit, Northlane, and Crossfaith, as well as mainstage festival appearances at Splendour In The Grass and Australia’s inaugural Download Festival, and show no signs of slowing down in 2020.
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Flip Phone Fantasy
Out 2020 via UNFD
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ‘SUNNY’