- "CHINATOWN" Oceanics
J.ALBERT & SON
Famous for it's sun and surf, Australia's Gold Coast, inspires Oceanics imprint on their Britpop-influenced sound.
Whether it's in the warmer climate of Australia or the cooler temps of the United Kingdom, schoolmates usually make the best bandmates. Similar to many bands formed at high school, Oceanics members Elliot Weston and Jackson Haswell gravitated to each other in 9th grade with the common bond of writing music. The year was 2005, more than a decade after britpop had emerged in the UK.
Big hollow guitars and clean, jangling tones to the ears of the uninitiated.
Percussionist Andy Geisel soon came onboard and ignited the hunger within the band to hit the live scene. The dedication to practising together within the sweaty walls of the groups makeshift loft continued throughout high-school. 2009 saw the introduction of bassist Tom Garnett encouraging Oceanics' live debut the following year.
Since such time the enigmatic four piece have performed at Big Day Out 2011 (Gold Coast), supported US pop Quartet “The Like”, have had videos featured on MTViggy, Artist of the day on MSN & AOL in the USA, performed with “Michi” on MTV Japan, sync’s for Quiksilver Pro Series & Fox 8 program “SLiDE”, showcase at Bigsound Music Conference, had a plethora of shows encasing South East Queensland, New South Wales, many successful shows in Sydney and Melbourne including multiple performances in front of 27,000 people at skilled park (for the Jetstar Titans) and also supported such acts as The Grates, Sparkadia, Deep Sea Arcade, Ball Park Music, The Cairos, Seabellies, Glass Towers and Drawn from Bees.
“…just like Jeff Buckley meets The Kooks… the boys’ tremendously textured tunes bob in an exquisite sea of liquid electrics, and curt, seaside acoustic-work” Time-Off’s Sam Hobson
“Oceanics were greeted by an excited crowd and left them on a raging high. How is that possible? They were at the top of their game, consistently belting out indie-pop deliciousness that had the crowd dancing from start to finish.” Fasterlouder
With the wizardry of Aria winning producer/engineer Wayne Connolly and an array of pop infused tracks, the follow up to the Oceanics debut EP "Get Friendly, Mistress Maybe", Oceanics is sparking the ears of the uninitiated with their new EP – “BRIGHT PEOPLE”!!