Back in April of this year, Melbourne’s Ocean Grove gave us their most excellent single, ‘Lights On Kind Of Lover‘ and now, just before 2016 comes to a close, the band has enveloped a stronger 90’s musical vibe for their new song, ‘These Boys Light Fires‘. Which once again proves why they are one of UNFD’s best bands!
The “Odd World Music” group’s latest single (which premiered on Triple J last night) is a hectic 1990’s musical trip – from its guitar tones, the vocals, and the song’s overall timbre – and it was written, recorded and produced entirely by the band in the bedroom of their 19-year-old drummer/producer, Sam Bassal. ‘These Boys Light Fires‘, while not as heavy as some of their other songs, is still another banger from one of Melbourne’s ever rising heavy music exports (insert joke about how the song should’ve been called ‘The Boys Write Fire’ here), and you can stream it at the bottom of this post.
According to frontman Luke Holmes, the song is “a celebration of life and an anthem for people embracing it.” Holmes also added in a press release statement about the vocal sample heard in the song’s bridge, saying that “The sample during the bridge is a voice recording I found on my phone the night after an all-time house party/funeral/demolition.” Sounds fun. You know, that kinda reminds me of Enter Shikari’s ‘Arguing With Thermometers‘, with the song’s door opening sample being taken from a recording found on the phone of the band’s singer, Rou Reynolds. But I mean hey, whatever gets the job done!
Now, on the business side of things for Ocean Grove, the band had also signed to UNIFIED for worldwide Artist Management which takes them under the wing of Luke Logemann (Northlane, In Hearts Wake) and Caleb Williams (The Amity Affliction, Bodyjar). They’ve also secured agency representation over in North America from United Talent Agency, with Dave Shapiro (A Day To Remember, Limp Bizkit) and Chad Lehner (PVRIS) both on board. And then down here in Australia, Village Sounds agent Evan Davies (Violent Soho, Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy) has also come on board to represent the band. So with a team like that behind the band, I think it’s safe to say that Ocean Grove are going to be having a very big 2017!
Speaking of which, Ocean Grove are also going on tour this Summer with
The Shitty Tweeters The Amity Affliction and Hellions in January and February, and tickets for that tour can be found here.