London based Post Rock duo Defy The Ocean have unveiled the powerful opener, "Rest", from their upcoming new EP, “Elderflower”.
Vocalist/guitarist Chris Theo had this to say about the track: "The 'Intro' track can be a beast unto itself. It draws you into the sonic space of the record and writing 'Rest' is our attempt to do just that. We wanted this be the first thing you heard of the EP and to really pull you in to it. But the other thing about the first track on a record is that they can often be rule breakers, teasing you with a sense of what's to come, bittersweet, giving you just enough to want more. A promise. 'Rest' is that promise and the EP is us doing our utmost to deliver on it."
The video can be seen below.
The band are set to release their new EP “Elderflower” on September 2nd.
Here’s the blurb…
Two-man post rock outfit, Defy The Ocean, are a band whose story stretches back the better part of two decades. Having initially met in high school, Chris Theo (vocals & guitars) and Marcos Economides (drums & guitars) first jammed together at the respective ages of fifteen and nine, but later separated and went their own ways. It wasn’t until 2009 that the pair reconnected and began working on material together under the Defy The Ocean moniker.
The duo released their debut singles at the tail end of 2010, and went on to release their debut EP, “Myopic”, in late 2012. They released another single in mid-2013, and since then they’ve been focused on finalising their latest opus; the splendid “Elderflower”. Set for a September 2nd 2016 release, and produced by the band, “Elderflower” signifies the zenith of Defy the Ocean’s sound; expertly weaved layers of rock with thick atmospheric waves of melancholy.
Their textured approach comes through in the artwork for “Elderflower”. Created by Australian artist Erin Smith, the piece is largely constructed of text, and must be viewed at full resolution in order to savour every detail. Erin uses individual letters from deconstructed passages of text to build new images, and in doing so explores the idea that words can have many different meanings.
Armed with a stunning new record, Defy The Ocean are set to take their consistently evolving, and wonderfully refreshing sounds to new audiences in 2016. With high hopes and the material to back it up, people should expect big things over the coming months!