Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene

Britpop Indie Rock British Indie Rock
Ocean Colour Scene is an alternative rock band which formed in Birmingham, England in 1990. Currently, the band consists of Simon Fowler (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Steve Cradock (guitar, organ), Andy Bennett (guitar), Tony Boylan (guitar), Dan Sealey (bass) and Oscar Harrison (drums). Founding bassist Damon Minchella left the band amicably in 2003. Falling between the energetic pop/rock of mod revival and the psychedelic experimentations of Traffic, Ocean Colour Scene came to be one of the leading bands of the traditionalist, post- Britpop of the mid-'90s. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Moseley Shoals
    Moseley Shoals
  • Marchin' Already
    Marchin' Already
  • Ocean Colour Scene Hit Pac - 5 Series
    Ocean Colour Scene Hit Pac - 5 Series
  • One From the Modern
    One From the Modern
  • Moseley Shoals Deluxe Edition
    Moseley Shoals Deluxe Edition
  • Mechanical Wonder
    Mechanical Wonder
  • The Collection
    The Collection
  • Anthology
    Anthology
  • North Atlantic Drift
    North Atlantic Drift
  • Saturday
    Saturday
  • A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad
    A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad
  • Songs For The Front Row
    Songs For The Front Row
  • Songs For The Front Row - The Best Of Ocean Colour Scene
    Songs For The Front Row - The Best Of Ocean Colour Scene
  • 21: The Boxset
    21: The Boxset
  • Ocean Colour Scene
    Ocean Colour Scene
  • On the Leyline
    On the Leyline
  • BBC Sessions
    BBC Sessions
  • Anthology (Deluxe Sound & Vision)
    Anthology (Deluxe Sound & Vision)
  • Live: One for the Road
    Live: One for the Road
  • Songs For The Front Row - The Best Of
    Songs For The Front Row - The Best Of
  • On The Ley Line
    On The Ley Line
  • B-Sides - Seasides & Freerides
    B-Sides - Seasides & Freerides
  • Songs for the Front Row: The Best of Ocean Colour Scene
    Songs for the Front Row: The Best of Ocean Colour Scene
  • Live at the Jam House
    Live at the Jam House
  • The Day We Caught the Train
    The Day We Caught the Train
  • The Circle
    The Circle
  • Sway
    Sway
  • Anthology (disc 1)
    Anthology (disc 1)
  • You've Got It Bad
    You've Got It Bad
  • Profit In Peace
    Profit In Peace
  • Better Day
    Better Day
  • Ocean Colour Scene Live: One For The Road
    Ocean Colour Scene Live: One For The Road
  • Magic Carpet Days
    Magic Carpet Days
  • Anthology (disc 2)
    Anthology (disc 2)
  • Travellers Tune
    Travellers Tune
  • I Just Got Over You
    I Just Got Over You
  • I Told You So
    I Told You So
  • Up on the Down Side
    Up on the Down Side
  • It's a Beautiful Thing
    It's a Beautiful Thing
  • The Riverboat Song
    The Riverboat Song
  • Live
    Live
  • Go To Sea
    Go To Sea
  • Songs From The Front Row
    Songs From The Front Row
  • This Day Should Last Forever
    This Day Should Last Forever
  • Free My Name
    Free My Name
  • I Just Need Myself
    I Just Need Myself
  • Crazy Lowdown Ways
    Crazy Lowdown Ways
  • Anthology (bonus disc)
    Anthology (bonus disc)

Ocean Colour Scene. Artist Bio

Ocean Colour Scene is an alternative rock band which formed in Birmingham, England in 1990. Currently, the band consists of Simon Fowler (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Steve Cradock (guitar, organ), Andy Bennett (guitar), Tony Boylan (guitar), Dan Sealey (bass) and Oscar Harrison (drums). Founding bassist Damon Minchella left the band amicably in 2003.

Falling between the energetic pop/rock of mod revival and the psychedelic experimentations of Traffic, Ocean Colour Scene came to be one of the leading bands of the traditionalist, post- Britpop of the mid-'90s. Although they had formed in Birmingham in 1990 and had several minor hits during the height of Madchester in the early '90s, the band didn't earn a large following until 1996, when their second album, Moseley Shoals, became a multi-platinum success story in the U.K. Their ascent was greatly aided by Paul Weller and Oasis' Noel Gallagher, both publicly praised Ocean Colour Scene for keeping the flame of real rock & roll burning during the '90s. And, according to one specific definition, they were right, since Ocean Colour Scene was nothing if not rock & roll traditionalists, drawing heavily from British Invasion pop, psychedelia, soul, R&B, and blues-rock to create a reverential homage to classic rock. Their devotion to trad rock may have earned them decidedly mixed reviews, but that was the very thing that earned them a sizable following.

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