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INTERVIEW: Oceans

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We’ve all been good! It’s been a busy month but we are constantly working hard to try and nail this up and coming EP launch!

Can you talk to us more about your single “Electrified”?

Electrified is an unpredictable track of ours that branches out into multiple genres. The track resembles how we are not constrained to stick to one genre. We decided to release the track in summer as it has a summery vibe to it as well.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

There were a couple of things that inspired the lyrics. The song is a story of expectations; something being to good to be true. The listener can interpret it however it appears to them and we make the lyrics so there is a chance it can be interpreted differently to the listener.

How was the film experience?

It was great because we constructed it our selves! We are a band that goes by the D.I.Y method. We thought the music video would be a good way for our fans to see what we do outside of the gigs they’ve come to see. It also shows our progress over the past months.

The single comes off your new EP On & On – why naming the EP after this track in particular?

After the rearrangement of the band, there was a lot of work to do finding a new sound and introducing the band as a new project. This band has definitely had it’s fair shares of ups and downs and maybe more downs compared to most bands but despite everything we decided to go on and on, hence – the name ‘On & On’.

How was the recording and writing process?

Most of the sessions finished around 4am – 6am and it was far more challenging than expected but it was an incredible experience and we were gutted when it eventually came to an end.

What was it like to work with Joe Furness, Bradley Rolling and Ian Lovett? How did those relationships develop?

Joe Furness is a good friend of the band; he made it obvious this was a very important project to him and he poured his heart and soul into it and we can’t thank him enough for that. We refer to Bradley Rolling as our secret weapon! He initially approached us purely out of his love for our music and what we’re doing. We hope to keep him in our arsenal for a long time to come. Ian Lovett is Jess Glynnes producer and it was a whole new experience working with him. He mainly concentrated on the vocals and he put his efforts into making his work with us more accessible from a production perspective.

Why did you choose to work with three producers?

It wasn’t what we intended to happen at all but it just ended up happening that way. We had a very specific sound in mind and working with three producers is what we had to do to achieve what we wanted.

How much did they get to influence the album?

Massively! We’re happy their influences come through in the EP.

How has the constant lineup changes have affected the band’s sound?

It’s funny because the band briefly started off as a hardcore band and now we have influences of pop in our music. How things change eh?! Each member that has come and gone have left their mark and it has made us the band we are today.

Did the changes also get to inspire or influence the lyrics on this material?

This has been one of the craziest years in all of our lives and many events in and out of the band have made it into our lyrical content.

Any plans to hit the road?

Absolutely! We gig a lot anyway and it’s what we live for but we will be doing our first tour from September 27th – October 1st.

What else is happening next in Oceans’ world?

We already have enough material for the next EP so watch this space! There’s always something to expect as we work extremely hard in regards to the band so that will entail loads of gigs, releases and other madness!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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