Defy The Ocean

Album: Elderflower (2016)

Song: Elderflower

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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 said of the challenge in creating the piece "Using individual letters, I am building new images, and responding to the deconstructed passage of text/thoughts etc. Creating a visual journal, and exploring the idea that words can have many different meanings, and be associated with a number of different objects, all dependent on the viewer."

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 from these two gentlemen.