ocean colour scene1Ocean Colour Scene return to Belfast on Sunday 7th March for a date at the Mandela Hall to showcase new material from their forthcoming album.

After an incredible twenty year journey through British rock and roll , multi- million selling OCS are putting the finishing touches to their new album Blue Sky Drinking (working title), using esteemed producer Gavin Monaghan (Kings of Leon, Robert Plant,The Editors, The Twang) at the helm. Using legendary studio Rockfield (Oasis, The Stone Roses, Black Sabbath) as their base…. a power packed guitar driven album awaits as the soundtrack to their 21st rock and roll celebrations.

Signing a long-term deal with newly revitalised Cooking Vinyl Records buzzing post The Prodigy’s number one album, the boys look set for chart success all over again.
ocean colour scene2OCS have been making current contemporary rock music since the acid house days, they have stood the test of time and it never fails to amaze me the wide appeal and audience we attract…its great to see long-haired students discovering the band for the first time via tracks on their Playstation to bald Stone Island clad middle- aged men punching the air thinking that they might have been extra s in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”.

The list of anthems with a preview of new material will confirm OCS as a true band of the people when they guarantee a sterling set at forthcoming festivals this year….already confirmed shows include Oxegen, The V-Festival and Belladrum Festival Inverness.

As patrons of the Nordoff Robbins music charity the boys have just completed a sold -out acoustic tour of the Hard Rock venues sharpening the softer vocal and lyrical talents of Simon “Fox” Fowler; a few softer, electric midtempo/ballads also up for selection on the new album.

A first single release in September and album to follow later in conjunction with a full UK electric tour will herald the coming of age of one of great Britain’s best live bands.

As Noel Gallagher once said ” apart from Oasis …Ocean Colour Scene are the only other band that matter then, now and for the future!” maybe he was right. no definitely!!!

Let the 21st party commence…….keep on keeping on…OCS.
+ Full Supporting Bill

£25 / 7pm
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