With their new album 'Up In The Air Forever' out tomorrow and their Pop-Up Store happening in Melbourne on Sunday, OCEAN GROVE have unveiled a last-minute video and single, teamed up with their mates DUNE RATS! The track is called 'BORED' and the video is a CRACK-UP.
So, it turns out that the perfect collaboration does exist, and in 2022 it has revealed itself in the form of OCEAN GROVE x DUNE RATS! 'BORED' is the last mouthwatering peek at Ocean Grove's impending new album Up In The Air Forever, due out tomorrow April 22 on UNFD.
According to Ocean Grove, 'BORED' is a boisterous and bustling ode to the frustrations and stifled energy from the past few years, delivered with delectable Ocean Grove creamy bounce and some rambunctious flair with Dune Rats along for the ride! Also accompanying the track's release today is an entirely apt music video, with the "Ocean Rats", aka OG and the Dunies, bringing the pent-up party vibes to the bedroom of a kid ready to bust off the shackles of full-blown boredom.
The video features nostalgic flavours and plenty of throwbacks like Discmans, old-school video games and outruight larrikin behaviour! The band explains: "This song is what you get when you place your two favourite bands into a room during what felt like a never-ending lockdown for two years and ask them to sit still. Writing this song was the perfect way to funnel our pent up energy and irritation into something cathartic and positive - much like the entire album."
"Really, we were the opposite of bored when it came to writing and recording this absolute thrasher - it was fun as f***! It was a timely reminder of just how important Oddworld music is to us and that it will always be the silver bullet to the mundanity we feel exerted around us on a daily basis. That’s essentially what this song is all about. It’s a laugh in the face of so- called authority, the wet blanket throwers, the nay-sayers. Anyone too afraid of change, to be bold, to take risks and who dampen the spirit of others in the process. It’s bin behaviour and to that we say “f*** that!”. We couldn’t think of a more legendary bunch of larrikins than Dune Rats to help escalate this song’s rascal energy. So when we got ‘em to enter the Oddworld for a sing-along, we knew ‘BORED’ was destined for greatness...as are the lot of ya!!!"
Ocean Grove are also treating Melbourne fans with an interactive pop-up shop this Sunday April 24 - an all-ages Oddworld extravaganza in Fitzroy, which will offer fans a chance to come take photos with the band, interact with official Oddworld installations and get all their goodies signed. There’s exclusive vinyl variants, 1-of-1 merchandise and other secret items on offer and in fact, pretty much anything you can see or touch, other than the kitchen sink, can be yours to purchase for your very own OG shrine!
If you are are in Melbourne this weekend the band are having a pop up store on Sunday. RSVP here! (There might also be a sneaky secret free show)
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