The Ocean Grove are a friggin amazingly loud rock band with personalities to match. They are based in Melbourne, Australia and they regularly playing on the music scene to their loyal fans, These guys don’t do what’s expected of them, they play the music they love and basically don’t give a f*** about what the critics think. They even gave themselves their very own style of music, with the band actually describing their genre as “odd world music”.
If their songs are odd, then who the hell wants to be normal? This hardcore punk band is made up of Luke Holmes on vocals, Jimmy Hall and Matthew Henley play the guitar. Dane Tanner is on bass and vocals and rocking the drums you can find Sam Bassal. They started out as a band together in 2010 but The Ocean Grove have been pretty slow burners.
They are finally starting to earn the reputation they deserve however and definitely blow all the local competition straight out of the water! They mostly played gigs alone for a long time – afterall, playing live is what they love and it’s also what their fans love. Getting an awesome vibe in the studio is something they’ve been working at and they finally released their debut album “The Rhapsody Tapes” in February 2017. Some of their biggest hits and most notable tracks include “Stratosphere Love”, “Thunderdome” and “Intimate Alien“. Listening to their music and watching their videos is like being transported into the future and the future is epic!
There are really influences from a variety of different genres of music in their sound, in addition to their very own touch of course. The result is loud punk music that is going to make you want to visit their latest gig!
Despite their unique style, The Rhapsody Tapes actually reached number 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart which is pretty rad but totally not what the guys were expecting when they wrote their music! Their record label UNFD are very chill and give them the freedom to be who they are. It’s apparent that this approach is definitely working out so far and the boys are definitely just going to improve from here. As they continue to grow and more people hear their music, they are heavily being spoke about on the metal scene, both with fans and their peers.
Fitting into a box is not what these guys are about, which has actually earned them a ton of respect. When they are on stage, it’s more like a theatre production than just a band playing music. It is sure to leave you awestruck from start to finish and it’s something that you are always going to talk about! Away from the mainstream and to music that thoroughly rocks, Ocean Grove is where it’s at.
Check out the Facebook page of Ocean Grove to see where they are next playing in Australia. If you happen to be nearby, get yourself some tickets and it’s guaranteed to be a rocking night that you won’t forget in a hurry.