Shitty Interview No.90
Hailing from Melbourne, OCEAN GROVE have quickly ascended to the top of Australia’s heavy music scene in recent years, with their debut album ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’ in 2017 debuting at #5 on the ARIA charts & landing triple j feature album prior to its release. The group have toured globally with the likes of Limp Bizkit, Northlane, & Crossfaith, as well as mainstage festival appearances at Splendour In The Grass & Australia’s inaugural Download Festival, & show no signs of slowing down in 2019.
Earlier this year the nu metal band opened a new chapter with the release of ‘Ask For The Anthem’ music video (enclosed). The collective have also revealed Twiggy Hunter as their new bass player, with Dale Tanner becoming full-time frontman of the group.
The video, directed & edited by the band’s longtime collaborator Thomas Elliott, features OCEAN GROVE at their quirky & creative best. “We pushed our own limits of experimentation on this track,” says Dale. “It is by far the most time & energy we have invested into any one song. Just so you know, this is not a song about being cool & getting the girl. Look closer.” & what can fans expect at the live shows moving forward? “Four freaks up on stage, delivering raw & untamed realness & an OG show even we have never experienced before.”
For now please enjoy our Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview with OCEAN GROVE.
Sticks and Stones: Last time you did something & thought “Oh fuck, shouldn’t have done that”?
Ocean Grove: Put my (?) in my (?).
Sticks and Stones: What have you done today to help make the world a better place?
Ocean Grove: Blasted blade soundtrack out of the window.
Sticks and Stones: Did your school teachers like you?
Ocean Grove: Yeah… My teachers did (not) like me. I was (not) a great student (not)… Wait, I was (not)… nevermind.
Sticks and Stones: What’s worth fighting for.
Ocean Grove: Mum.
Sticks and Stones: Make a question up for yourself & answer it.
Ocean Grove: Q: Are you the best band in the world? A: Maybe.
Sticks and Stones: What position do you sleep in?
Ocean Grove: Doggystyle.
Sticks and Stones: New years resolution?
Ocean Grove: Take over the world.
Sticks and Stones: Strangest thing in your house?
Ocean Grove: Housemate.
Sticks and Stones: You have to swap your left arm with an item in your house, what do you choose & why?
Ocean Grove: Item: A baguette. Why: For dipping.
Sticks and Stones: 5 things you fuck with?
Ocean Grove: 1. Sex, 2. drugs, 3. rock, 4. and, 5. roll.