Ocean Grove have finally let loose a release date for Flip Phone Fantasy

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Ocean Grove have finally let loose a release date for Flip Phone Fantasy

Melbourne nu-metal band Ocean Grove have finally revealed that their upcoming album Flip Phone Fantasy will drop on Friday March 13.

Alongside the highly anticipated date of their sophomore album release, the band are also offering another taste off the record with new track ‘Thousand Golden People’ out today.

Phew, what a day for the lads.

‘Thousand Golden People’ just adds to the melting pot of flavours 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.”

Across the 12 tracks, Flip Phone Fantasy ploughs through a thoughtfully complex series of moods and bends, refusing to sit still long enough to be categorised 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 realised, 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.

Flip Phone Fantasy will hit streaming services March 13.

Photo by Sam Wong