Set To Flower


Post rockers stream new single

Two-man post rock outfit Defy The Ocean have streamed their new single “Elderflower” over on Team Rock! The new track can be streamed here:

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Theo had this to say on the track:“Elderflower is the title track to the EP and really encapsulates the main thematic thread that ties all the tracks together, that of change in the face of resistance. In this case it tells the story of someone seeking to come to terms with their gender identity later in life. It’s one of our favourite tracks because the music marries so well with the story, and despite its relative structural simplicity, it takes you on an emotive journey that spans resignation, anger, acceptance and regret, all in the space of three short minutes.”

The band are set to release their new EP “Elderflower” on September 2nd.

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!

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