Ocean Colour Scene are an English rock band who have seen much success across their 28-year career. Since forming in 1989 Ocean Colour Scene – often abbreviated to OCS, have released 10 studio albums – and almost half of these albums reached the top ten in the UK charts. With their sophomore album Moseley Shores going triple platinum within the UK and the third album Marchin’ Already peaking at number one, this is a band that has seen much commercial success and played an important role in forming Britain’s modern rock music scene.
Before having their own headline tours, OCS was given the opportunity to tour with some big names – they toured with Paul Weller in 1993, and at the invitation of Noel Gallagher spent some time on the road with the world renown band Oasis in 1995. The band also collaborated with Oasis on live performances throughout the tour and afterwards.
Ocean Colour Scene’s most recent studio release was the album Painting (2013). The band has been anything but idle in the four years since Painting, releasing a number of remixes, deluxe editions and live recordings of old albums. One of these was the 2016 release of deluxe edition to Moseley Shores, released to coincide with the bands most successful album’s twentieth anniversary. The celebrations for the successful Moseley Shores 20th anniversary also involved playing several special shows across the United Kingdom and saw the band head down to Australia for the first time.
Ocean Colour Scene’s first venture down to Australia saw the rock band sell out their entire tour, leaving many fans heartbroken at missing the chance to see them perform live – especially after so long.
As a result Ocean Colour Scene are coming down under to play a handful of shows in November, including one at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on the 17th of November.
Written by Perri Digby
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