||The Ocean Doesn't Want Me is three guys wrestling with dejection, losing their innocence, basking in apathy and making a damn racket along the way.
Instead of subscribing to any particular style of music, they have rather committed to exploring their collective influences.The usual suspects make an appearance: meandering post-rock leanings, doom riff trudges and passages of progressive rock,but these are interspersed with, when you least expect it, flirtations into electronics, choirs of vocals and touches of pop sentiment.The music has a claustrophobic soul. It can not at any stage JUST remain, it needs to go, anywhere.
On the 13th of December 2008, The Ocean Doesn't Want Me will present their debut album: "Which I hope to live for". Lifted from a quote by Nelson Mandela, the title evokes a sense of hope and purpose and also comments on the paradox that is modern society.The much anticipated release will be launched at Cafe Arc in Pretoria and is sure to cause more than the odd stutter amongst avid rock fans.