WHAT THE FUCK IS ODD WORLD? LUKE (VOCALS): “Odd World is how we describe the sum total of our tastes. We knew from the get-go that we all had our own beliefs and our own passions and our own interests on the side, and heavy music was just something that drew us all together. Our initial sense of appreciation of heaviness is there, but we’ve really been able to find ourselves and our own passions.”
WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
"I think subconsciously, when you come to write music, you might gravitate towards the done thing of the day. But when you don’t have any idea what the done thing is, you don’t find yourself trying to copy anyone else. That’s where it comes from – we were definitely born in a situation where we felt like we didn’t really fit in.”
I'M STILL CONFUSED!
“We want to explore the Odd World more – we’ve got a lot of ideas that we have to explain one by one, and we also have to piece together the story of [music video character] Donny and how
GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF OCEAN GROVE’S ‘ODD WORLD’ MUSIC GENRE. SORT OF...
he fits into this whole thing. But basically, The Rhapsody Tapes is told from the perspective of someone sitting up high, on a precipice, and watching down over this Odd World. They’re trying to find things and find themselves in it. It’s a way for us to explore concepts and different meanings, and ways in which we find the world around us to be odd.”