It`s been 7 years since any new material has been released and OCS are pleased to announce they have recorded 4 new tracks for an EP. The 4 Track EP is due for release on 16th November 2018, it will also be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music
A 10” Vinyl is exclusive to the tour with a limited amount on sale. All Tracks were recorded and produced by Steve Cradock at Kundalini Studios in South Devon
1: Another Bard May Chant
2: Be With You
3: Because You`re Mine
4: Standing In The Place That You Used to Do
( Standing In The Place That You Used To Do was part of a poem Paul Weller sent to Steve and it has manifested into a song )
The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock’n’folk odyssey set to a backdrop of over 20 years of UK pop culture at its very best.
Ocean Colour Scene have notched up eleven albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles commencing with 1996’s The Riverboat Song. They supported Oasis at their massive Knebworth shows that same year, and two years later helmed the biggest arena tour of any UK band to date. Their achievements have been nothing short of phenomenal.
From their days as Breton-shirt wearing disciples of The Stone Roses (debut single ‘Sway’) to million selling Britpop superstars (‘Marchin’ Already’ bumped Oasis’ ‘What the Story’ from the top spot in 1997) to long-term touring allies with Paul Weller, they have always stood shoulder to shoulder with the greats of modern British rock.
2016 was a triumphant year for the band that included sold out shows at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, 2 nights at the Millennium Square in Leeds to 12,000 people, a night at Times Square in Newcastle, 2 nights at Moseley Park in Birmingham and a night at the Manchester Apollo. Unforgettable nights for everyone who was there.
Due to huge demand they will return at the end of this year to play a series of Christmas shows with very special guests Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. They are two of the best live bands around and these are nights not to be missed!
The Christmas Shows 2018
Friday 30 November – Albert Hall, Manchester SOLD OUT
Saturday 1 December – Albert Hall, Manchester SOLD OUT
Monday 3 December – Villa Marina, Isle Of Man
Wednesday 5 December – O2 Academy, Leeds
Saturday 8 December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sunday 9 December – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
Monday 10 December – 02 Academy, Newcastle EXTRA DATE
Wednesday 12 December – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Thursday 13 December – 02 Academy Birmingham EXTRA DATE
Friday 14 December – O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT