Track Premiere: The Ocean Party ‘Quality Control’
April 4th 2017
Melbourne-via-Wagga band The Ocean Party have just unleashed a new single, ‘Quality Control’. Premiering on FBi this afternoon, it’s a sun soaking, frothy sipping, cloud-spotting hit.
The song was inspired by a friend’s taunt that the band has “no quality control”. Well, who’s laughing now? With its masterful confluence of sarcasm and sincerity, the track can really only be described as – you guessed it, ‘friend’ – quality. It’s dreamlike and laconic, beauty and beast.
Breaking the mould of bands with clear and conceited front members, The Ocean Party is the WikiLeaks of Wagga indie, with each member sharing lyrics and vocal duties. It’s a pity they’re not running for office quite frankly.
‘Quality Control’ was recorded in the beachside town of Stanwell Park, NSW, in about an hour – a process that encapsulates the band’s spontaneous creative ideology.
True friends of the band have had a lot to be excited about recently. They released their sixth full-length album, Restless, late last year before embarking on a tour of the U.S. You can catch them in Sydney or Wollongong this weekend at one (or all) of their three shows – details below.
WHO: The Ocean Party, Shining Bird, Australia, Sunscreen
WHEN: Saturday 8 April
WHERE: Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: $12+BF via moshtix
WHO: The Ocean Party, FLOWERTRUCK
WHEN: Sunday 9 April
WHERE: Avalon Bowling Club (12-2pm), then Wombarra Bowling Club, Wollongong (5-8pm)
HOW MUCH: Free at Avalon, $10 at Wollongong (info here)