The Ocean Party playing at The Tote Hotel Front Bar in support of their recently released EP In A Knot. Since this was the last Saturday of their residency Mary and I made sure we finally got down there to see them play (despite the rain today). We arrived as the second band on the bill, MSG, was about to start. They were a low-fi indie trio with a female lead singer/guitarist and some short, punchy songs.
The Ocean Party began the evening with their two recent singles "On The Floor" and "In A Knot." Their set list mainly featured songs off their upcoming album Social Clubs, which showcased Lachlan, Curtis and Liam on lead vocals at various points. It was nice to have a sneak preview of these new tracks, including "Bored of it All," "Sit on the Hill" and "Waiting." We were also treated to old favorites "The Dogs" and possibly the most honest song ever written about male puberty "Shakin' Like a Leaf." After the show I had a lovely chat with Lachlan and finally got a copy of The Sun Rolled Off The Hills CD.
Here's the video for "In A Knot" (feel sorry for Lachlan- it was cold when this was shot)
THE OCEAN PARTY - IN A KNOT from Lucky Dolphin on Vimeo.