Ocean Grove have been teasing fans for months about their forthcoming album and today, have finally shared that Flip Phone Fantasy will drop on March 13th via UNFD. Their sophomore album will feature latest single “THOUSAND GOLDEN PEOPLE“, which is out now.
The reveal adds to the melting pot of flavors already lifted in the form of ‘ASK FOR THE ANTHEM‘, ‘SUNNY‘, ‘JUNKIE$‘ and ‘NEO‘. Ocean Grove frontman Dale Tanner explains the album was purposefully crafted to pivot between genres and influences, much like a classic mixtape of the flip phone era.
“Rather than an album that streamlines in one direction of genre, ‘Flip Phone Fantasy’ has the capacity to be someone’s very own mixtape from start to finish,” he says. “This record is the first of its kind, in that its sheer diversity will appeal to music listeners from all corners of the globe.”
Between the blistering chaos of opener ‘SUPERSTAR’, through to the dreamy haze of closer ‘FREAKS’, Flip Phone Fantasy ploughs through a thoughtfully complex series of moods and bends, refusing to sit still long enough to be categorized into anything other than pure “Oddworld” music.
Whipped and beaten to life over the better part of two years, Ocean Grove – comprising Tanner, bassist Twiggy Hunter, drummer Sam Bassal and guitarist Matt Henley -were determined to see the vision for their second album become fully realized, meticulously self-producing every creative facet they would output.
Following the breakout success of their 2017 debut The Rhapsody Tapes, Flip Phone Fantasy is undoubtedly yet another defining moment for a band not afraid to harness the weird and wonderful aspects of themselves and the world they inhabit.
Last year, Ocean Grove embarked on a sold out national single tour, played Yours & Owls festival and the inaugural Land Of Plenty Festival. After completing support duties for The Amity Affliction across Australia in January, the band now join the inimitable Crossfaith on their EU/UK tour.
Ocean Grove will return to home soil just in time for the long-awaited grand reveal of Flip Phone Fantasy, out March 13 through UNFD. Pre-orders are available at https://unfd.lnk.to/FlipPhoneFantasy.
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 August Burns Red, 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.