One of Australia’s most prominent up and coming rock acts, GLASS OCEAN have released ‘Beyond Us,’ the first single from their highly anticipated debut album due out later this year.
Premiered by Prog Mag, watch the video to ‘Beyond Us’
Vocalist Tobias Atkins comments about the themes behind the song: “It’s about facing who we are and that our shortcomings appear to be scarier than any horror movie or nightmare. I think it’s generally a very difficult thing to look straight in the eye. For those that don’t, we drift through life either unaware of a looming travesty, or we are awake and in fear. I think the punishment is far greater not meeting it head on. ‘Beyond Us’ is about running from and also confronting the things we wish to forget or leave behind in time.“
GLASS OCEAN’s eclectic sound has seen fans and critics captivated by their blend of sweet swirling guitars, off-kilter pounding rhythms, and immersive pop sensuality engulfed by soulfully swooning vocals.
Formed in the summer of 2013, by vocalist Tobias Atkins and Northlane drummer Nic Petterson, the band recently added new Melbourne based members Nguyen Pham (Circles, AlithiA, Enlight), and Julian Dobric (Sentia) to complete their highly skilled line-up.
GLASS OCEAN have attained a reputation for being one of Australia’s most unique and must-see acts since performing compelling sets on the PROGFEST 2019 Australian tour alongside international heavyweights The Ocean, Monuments, Skyharbor and many others. The band have also embarked on several of their own headline Australian tours as well as sharing stages with high profile acts such as Seether, Wolfmother, Tesseract, Anathema and more, growing a die-hard following across the country.
The group’s innovative sound has garnered praise amongst industry circles, receiving a nod of approval from established international artists such as TesseracT and Polyphia, as well as scoring Triple J radio airtime and Tobias being interviewed on the Channel 9’s Today Show in Australia. The band’s early releases Glass Ocean EP (2014) and II EP (2015) cumulated the band’s online following with impressive music videos clocking up over 200,000 YouTube views.
Watch the band’s videos for previous singles
Light Of The Moon, The Mystery & Ghost
The band’s long awaited debut album will be released later in 2020 via Wild Thing Records.
GLASS OCEAN are for fans of TesseracT, INXS, The 1975, Karnivool, Circa Survive, Yes & more
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