Though news of their forthcoming album “Flip Phone Fantasy” is out in the ether, Ocean Grove have been tight lipped about its release date.The band have drip fed more visuals from the release however, with the reveal of new single and video “NEO” and the album cover, detailed below.
Just shy of two minutes long, “NEO” bursts out of the gate before spiralling into a wobbly, distorted breakdown and ramping back up again. Bassist Twiggy Hunter, who swaps the bass for frontman duties with Dale on this track, explains that “NEO'”is the “sonic boom of bedroom angst”.“…it’s the fist through the wall to expose what lies on the other side of teenage aggression,” he adds. “It is the learning of one’s depression through anger and confusion and trying to find your place in a world of distortion. It completes the spectrum of human emotions that ‘Flip Phone Fantasy’ seeks to explore”.
In late 2019 Ocean Grove lifted singles “JUNKIE$” and “SUNNY” from the record and the band now join metal heavyweights Crossfaith across Europe, check the dates below.
February 7th @ Sala Caracol (Madrid, ES) February 8th @ Razzmatazz (Barcelona, ES) February 10th @ La Boule Noir (Paris, FR) February 11th @ Trix (Antwerp, BE) February 13th @ Willem Twee (Den Bosch, NL) February 14th @ Musik & Frieden (Berlin, DE) February 15th @ Amager Bio (Copenhagen, DK) February 16th @ Debaser Strand (Stockholm, SE) February 18th @ Logo (Hamburg, DE) February 19th @ Klub Hydrozagadka (Warsaw, PL) February 21st @ Flex (Vienna, AT) February 22nd @ Durer Kert (Budapest, HU) February 24th @ Legend Club (Milan, IT) February 25th @ Backstage (Munich, DE) February 26th @ Schlachthof (Wiesbaden, DE) February 28th @ Kiff (Aarau, CH) February 29th @ Gebaude 9 (Cologne, DE)
The band is set to unleash their hotly-anticipated sophomore full-length “Flip Phone Fantasy” before too long.