Ocean Colour Scene Biography

OCS are a British Rock band with a very loyal fan base!

Ocean Colour Scene (OCS) are an English rock band from Birmingham.

Stemming from the same 90s British Indie/Rock/Pop era as Blur, Oasis, Radiohead and The Verve.

Ocean Colour Scene have had most success with their ’96 album Moseley Shoals.
The album contained the bands three biggest hits: The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught The Train and You’ve Got It Bad.

Spy Tunes have recorded one of Ocean Colour Scene’s B-sides Robin Hood. A song which has become a classic among their loyal fan base.

Ocean Colour Scene survived through strong fan base!

Originally released as a B-side ‘Robin Hood’ has become a classic amongst true OCS fans.

Songs reaching the masses through underground demand like this is not as rare as you may first think.

I’m Yours by Jason Mraz had a similar venture, everywhere Mraz went people knew the lyrics off by heart.

Mraz capitalized on this with his 2008 release, OCS never did release Robin Hood as a single.

Notice how songs that reach such legendary status always have a very simple harmonic and melodic structure.

The message is clear, the chords are simple, the lyrics are direct and rhythmical patterns are always easy to follow.

Consistency and loyal fan base

Since 1990 the band has managed to stay together by touring and recording.

After the huge success with the ’96 Moseley Shoals, OCS have released a new album every two years between 1997 and 2007.

The latest release from Ocean Colour Scene appeared in 2010. Named Saturday, it marked the 21st birthday of the band.

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