Ocean Grove

Alt-Rock / Metal


8:10 pm - Sunday, 21 May

Aussie oddballs Ocean Grove freely fuse rock, metal, grunge, hip-hop & Brit-pop influences, pioneering what can only be described as ๐—ข๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐโ„ข๏ธ. The eclectic Melbourne-bred trio have released three technicolored LPs, most recently โ€˜Flip Phone Fantasyโ€™ (2020) and โ€˜Up In The Air Foreverโ€™ (2022). A full-hearted mix of big-sky melodies and some of the most unique storytelling ever to come from a three-piece rock band, Ocean Groveโ€™s third LP expands on many of the things that made โ€˜Flip Phone Fantasyโ€™ such a hit โ€“ huge choruses, irresistible riffs and catchy sloganeering lyrics โ€“ but now rendered with a new sense of scope and scale. Hazy, nostalgic guitars wrap themselves around swaggering pop savvy, the trioโ€™s ambition evident on every layer, from meticulous song crafting to head-spinning concepts. A record that looks as far forward into an alternate future as it does take heed from the classics of the past, โ€˜Up In The Air Foreverโ€™ traverses from genre to genre, taking in guest appearances from international chart-toppers Dune Rats (Aus) and Lizzo / Travis Barker collaborator Lil Aaron (USA).