Melbourne’s very own pioneers of the Odd World Music movement Ocean Grove have released their brand new single ‘These Boys Light Fires’. Entirely written, recorded and produced by the band from the bedroom of their 19-year-old drummer Sam Bassal, ‘These Boys Light Fires’ represents the band’s personal growth since the last record. Coming in strong with the nostalgia, the song is a celebration of life and a special reminder for everyone to always embrace life.
Frontman Luke Holmes says “These Boys Light Fires” is an anthem for celebrating life: “Although we have always maintained a songwriting style that is very vivid and open to the emotional interpretation of a listener, the undercurrent theme of ‘These Boys Light Fires’ is a journey. Written from the viewpoint of someone walking through a garden or labyrinth, ‘These Boys Light Fires’ also draws parallels with our own journey in referencing our growth as people since the last record. It happens very rarely but this song came to me almost instantaneously brought on by the upbeat and optimistic touch to the instrumental of which I couldn’t help but elicit a positive response. I view this song as a celebration of life and an anthem for peopleembracing it.
“As we wrote the song we were very conscious of its potential to translate tremendously live, it’s very high energy and I think Dale Tanner’s delivery is the best we’ve seen from him. The sample during the bridge is a voice recording I found on my phone the night after an all-time house party/funeral/demolition.”
Ocean Grove recently wrapped up a sold out headline tour around Australia before performing at the inaugural New Noise during ARIA week. The boys are hitting the road again in January, trotting across Australia with The Amity Affliction and Hellions and making a stop at UNIFY 2017 for their second consecutive year.