Ocean Grove have today opened a new chapter with the release of an audiovisual delight that is “Ask For The Anthem”. The collective have also revealed Twiggy Hunter as their new bass player, with former bassist Dale Tanner becoming full-time frontman of the group. The track had its world premiere on triple j’s Good Nights earlier this week.
The video was directed and edited by the band’s longtime collaborator Thomas Elliott and features Ocean Grove at their quirky and creative best.“We pushed our own limits of experimentation on this track,” says Dale.”It is by far the most time and energy we have invested into any one song. Just so you know, this is not a song about being cool and getting the girl. Look closer.”
The release of “Ask For The Anthem”, produced by drummer Sam Bassal and co-written with studio member Running Touch, comes shortly after the band’s final performance with former members vocalist Luke Holmes and drummer Jimmy Hall, who departed in style with a fire-filled set at UNIFY Gathering in January.
Fans can catch this rejuvenated OG lineup on tour with UNFD labelmates Hands Like Houses throughout February, where they will be debuting “Ask For The Anthem” on the live stage. What can fans expect from the new and reinvented OG? – “Four freaks up on stage, delivering raw and untamed realness and an OG show even we have never experienced before.”
HANDS LIKE HOUSES
with OCEAN GROVE
+ Special Guests
Friday February 8 – UC Refectory, Canberra
Saturday February 9 – The Enmore, Sydney
Friday February 15 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday February 16 – The Forum, Melbourne
Friday February 22 – HQ, Adelaide
Saturday February 23 – The Astor, Perth
Tickets on sale now: handslikehouses.net