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The Ocean Party Unveil New Single, National Tour Dates

Written by Michael Carr on August 12, 2016

Having released six albums in the past seven years, Melbourne via Wagga Wagga band The Ocean Party are gearing up to release yet another one in the coming months, dropping new single and title track Restless today as a taste of what’s to come.

This of course follows on from the previous single taken from the album Black Bar, released along with a hilarious video back in June. These boys like to keep busy that’s for sure.

Recording the album themselves in their home studio (after trying out working in the studio on last years Light Weight and deciding they preferred the DIY approach) Restless is the product of the band doing exactly what they wanted. The result is an album that allows the band room to move without ever getting too far flung and nebulous.

Seeing the band continue to refine their practice both musically and lyrically, judging from Black Bar and Restless so far, the rest of the album has a lot in store for fans. Speaking of Restless the band describe it as dealing with issues of causality, asking the question: “When did everything start going this way? Why can’t we just trace the line backwards and smooth out the kinks?”

With the album set to be released on Spunk Records on Friday 23rd September, the band are also planning to set out on tour in support of it, crisscrossing the nation with Sydney guitar-pop quintet Big White along for the capital city supports.

Have a listen to the single here with full tour details below.

The Ocean Party 2016 National Tour Dates

Wednesday 28th September
Beach Road Hotel, Bondi

Thursday 29th September
The Phoenix, Canberra*

Friday 30th September
Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney*

Saturday 1st October
The Treehouse, Byron Bay

Sunday 2nd October
SeeSpace, Lismore

Tuesday 4th October
The Grand Hotel, Cairns

Wednesday 5th October
The Rec Room, Townsville

Friday 7th October
Sol Bar, Maroochydore

Saturday 8th October
Trainspotters, Brisbane*

Sunday 9th October
The Time Machine, Nambour*

Tuesday 11th October
Bunker Records, Toowoomba

Wednesday 12th October
The Federal Hotel, Bellingen

Thursday 13th October
Franks Wild Years, Thirroul

Friday 14th October
Thyme To Taste, Yass

Saturday 15th October
Tanswells Commercial Hotel, Beechworth

Sunday 16th October
Tanswells Commercial Hotel, Beechworth

Thursday 20th October
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine*

Friday 21st October
The Metro, Adelaide*

Saturday 22nd October
The Eastern, Ballarat*

Sunday 23rd October
The Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga*

Saturday 29th October
The Bird, Perth

Sunday 30th October
Mojos, Fremantle

Friday 4th November
The Grand Poo Bah, Hobart

Saturday 12th November
The Tote, Melbourne

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