Listen to the latest single from The Ocean Party, ‘Greedy’

Melbourne-via-Wagga sextet The Ocean Party are gearing up for the release of their next album Light Weight and they’ve premiered a brand new single, the second from the album, a nifty little song called Greedy.

It’s a perfect little sub two minute song, equal parts shoegaze, new wave and pop rock with a scuttling opening riff that sticks in your head, the guitars jangling softly over the chorus, the nifty little solo that splits the song is more than welcome. The lyrics delve thematically into the power and persuasion of advertising and it’s an incredibly positive sign of the album to come after the lead single Guess Work was crafted oh so wonderfully as well:

You wouldn’t expect anything less from a band who are releasing their fifth album in the space of three years, it’s easy to tell how hard this band works at getting their craft down to a fine art and they demonstrate such a professional grasp of the pop hook.

The guys are going on a pretty massive tour that will see them traversing almost every nook and cranny of Australia to celebrate, including shows all this week as part of Brisbane’s annual Bigsound festival, so if you want to catch The Ocean Party live before or after the release of Light Weight (and take it from us, they’re absolutely tremendous in that setting) you can do so at any of the following dates:

Pre-album dates:

Tue, Sep 8th: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Wed, Sep 9th and Thu, Sep 10th: BIGSOUND Live, Brisbane
Sat, Sep 12th: The Foundry, Brisbane
Sat, Oct 3rd: The Loft, Warrnambool
Light Weight album tour:

Thu, Oct 8th: The Phoenix, Canberra
Fri, Oct 9th: Vic on the Park, Sydney
Sat, Oct 10th: Treehouse, Byron Bay
Sun, Oct 11th: See Space, Lismore
Tue, Oct 13th: Caffiend, Cairns
Wed, Oct 14th: Rec Room, Townsville
Thu, Oct 15th: The Workshop, Rockhampton
Fri, Oct 16th: The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Sat, Oct 17th: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Sun, Oct 18th: The Time Machine, Nambour
Thu, Oct 22nd: Finbox, Wollongong
Fri, Oct 23rd: Thyme To Taste, Yass
Sat, Oct 24th: The Tote, Melbourne
Sun, Oct 25th: Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga
Fri, Oct 30th: The Eastern, Ballarat
Sat, Oct 31st: The Metro, Adelaide
Fri, Nov 6th: The Bird, Perth
Sun, Nov 8th: The Newport, Fremantle
Sat, Nov 14th: The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Sun, Nov 15th: Fresh Cafe, Launceston

Light Weight is out October 9th via Spunk Records