TOUR KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 30
Not long now until those warped Melbournians Ocean Grove ask audiences around Australia the most essential question: Are you a Lights On Kind Of Lover? Kicking off on September 30, Ocean Grove will invade Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with their mates Reactions and a whole host of local talent in each city to get the party started.
Having impressed every audience they’ve been thrust in front of over the past twelve months, it was Ocean Grove recent, head-turning performance on the mammoth Equinox tour – where they joined Northlane, In Hearts Wake and Hands Like Houses – that has truly marked their arrival at a national level, with the Music stating, “A genre unto themselves, the band seemed to exude everything that was great about the ‘90s. Boasting discordance at all of the right moments, nu-metal rap and the modern breakdown flair, they were difficult to ignore. The vast combinations of styles worked in their favour, with the crowd kept engaged in an electric, youthful kind of energy.”
Emerging from the depths of Melbourne in 2010, Ocean Grove has continuously strived to develop a distinguishable sound like no other, a feat. they have now fully realised with “Lights On Kind Of Lover”. The single, their first release under the UNFD banner, has already notched up 300,000 streams on Spotify, while rapidly closing in on 100,000 views on YouTube.
Now in possession of some serious, big-stage candour, the “Lights On Kind Of Lover” shows promise to be as unique an experience as the band’s recorded output, making these dates some of the ‘can’t miss’ outings of 2016!
Main tour support Reactions may be an unfamiliar name to some, but for those more entrenched in the hardcore community, the five-piece is one of the more hard working and unique acts to have spawned from the city of churches this decade, with a live show that can rival many of their more heavily fancied, international counterparts. See details below for all local supports in each city.
“Ocean Grove are the freshest heavy band I’ve heard in years. Great guys doing something new, I back them hard.”– Josh Smith, Northlane
“Ocean Grove are one of those exciting new bands that can pull off even the strangest of things and still be great. Five unique characters just getting weird on stage hasn’t looked this good since the 90s.”– Jake Taylor, In Hearts Wake