Odd-World collective Ocean Grove are back with a huge new track, alongside a re-jigged lineup.
The track, titled Ask For Anthem, is a huge slab of funky, yet hooky, pop rock, mixing dark electronics ala. Massive Attack with the groove of Korn and the melodies of Hands Like Houses (who they are touring with this week).
With Bassist Dale Tanner taking on frontman duties, taking over from Luke Holmes, the song mixes his down-tuned rap with one hell of a catchy chorus that’ll stick in your head for hours. Check it out below.
Ocean Grove 2.0 is well and truly here
In addition to Tanner taking over from Holmes, the band have also introduced new bassist ‘Twiggy’ to the fold, who steps up front and centre on slap-stick duties for the new track.
We pushed our own limits of experimentation on this track”, said Tanner on the new song, which was produced by the band’s drummer Sam Bassal, and co-written with their long-time studio member Running Touch.
“It is by far the most time and energy we have invested into any one song. Just so you know, this is not a song about being cool and getting the girl. Look closer. #woke”
It’s a massive step for the band, who have hit reset since their breakthrough LP The Rhapsody Tapes enthralled fans worldwide two years ago.
From supporting the likes of Limp Bizkit to bringing their unique blend of rap, metal and electronica to Splendour In The Grass, the boys have stuck to their guns and it sure as hell as paid off.
It was only in December that the band revealed the news that Luke, alongside guitarist Jimmy Hall, would be leaving the band, before they tore UNIFY a new one to send them off at the start of the year, signing off with new single Glass Gloss, one of the most daring tracks that the band had, at that point, put their name too, in the process.
Given how well this new one has come out, who knows what the hell 2019 has in store.
Check out Glass Gloss, the last OG track featuring O.G members Luke and Jimmy
Ocean Grove is heading around the country to support Hands Like Houses this week. Details below.
Ocean Grove supporting Hands Like Houses Australian Tour
Friday, February 8th- UC Refectory, Canberra
Saturday, February 9th- The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday, February 15th- The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, February 16th-The Forum, Melbourne
Friday, February 22nd- HQ, Adelaide
Saturday, February 23rd- The Astor, Perth