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Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene

"Ocean Colour Scene" (often abbreviated to "OCS") are a rock band from Birmingham, England. They were formed after two other local bands called "''The Boys"'' and "''Fanatics"'' disbanded. Fanatics released an E.P. titled ''Suburben Love Songs.''

Their first 7" single was called "Sway" and was released in the early '90s UK indie era. However, when their record label was swallowed up by larger company Phonogram their eponymous debut was mixed, against the band wishes, to fit in with the Madchester musical trend of the time. With the album largely deemed a failure, and with the band in dispute with their record company, they spent several years in the wilderness.

With the explosion of the Britpop scene, OCS's music became nationally and internationally known. Their second album Moseley Shoals was received to critical acclaim, containing four hit singles and reaching the heights of #2 in the UK Albums Chart and the follow up, Marchin' Already displacing Oasis at the top of the charts.

Their song The Riverboat Song was featured on Chris Evans' ''TFI Friday'' - as the backing music when guests were introduced, and "Hundred Mile High City" and "July" were used in the fil...

Background group or band
Origin Birmingham, England
Genre Rock music
Years active 1992–present
website Official site
Current members Simon Fowler
Steve Cradock
Oscar Harrison
Dan Sealey
Andy Bennett
Past members Damon Minchella
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