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Ocean Colour Scene are Set to Release Their Tenth Studio Album

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“Ocean Colour Scene are a classic indie band who continue to produce accomplished music” BBC

OCS is quite simply straight-up and ultra-refreshing, experts in crafting great pop songs and equally adept at letting the music do its talking.” wallofsound.net

Not many bands get to make it this far, so it’s to be hugely applauded that OCEAN COLOUR SCENE release their landmark 10th studio album next year on February 15 through Cooking Vinyl via Shock Records. Entitled Painting, this collection of 14 new songs was recorded over five weeks at Vada Studios in Warwickshire with producer Matt Terry. It’s a  sonic splash of colour reflecting eclectic influences ranging from Bert Jansch and Burning Spear to Bacharach and David. The album is a representation of all that is great about British rock; anthems, heartfelt ballads and weird, left-of-middle psychedelic wig-outs.

This collection of superb and catchy songs opens with the elegiac ‘We Don’t Look In The Mirror’ to acoustic finale ‘Here Comes The Dawning Day’, each song on Painting is as perfectly crafted as an SX200. The subject matter, meanwhile, covers a broad canvas including Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik (‘If God Made Everyone’), serial killers (‘Mistaken Identity’) and the tragedy of war (‘The Winning Side’). ‘The New Torch Song’ addresses the wave of euphoria which swept the nation during the Olympics, while ‘I Don’t Want To Leave England’ is a poignant reminder that we’re all here for the long haul. ‘Weekend’, meanwhile, might just be the best song OCEAN COLOUR SCENE have ever recorded, a Burt Bacharach-esque torch song swathed in dulcimer and mellotron.

Quite simply, Painting is another great record from British pop’s most under-rated storytellers. As artistic statements go, it might just be OCEAN COLOUR SCENE’s masterpiece.

 

Painting track listing

1. We Don’t Look In The Mirror

2. Painting

3. Goodbye Old Town

4. Doodle Book

5. If God made Everyone

6. Weekend

7. Professor  Perplexity

8. Georges Tower

9. Don’t Want To Leave England

10. The Winning Side

11. Mistaken Identity

12. The Union

13. The New Torch Song

14. Here Comes The Dawning Day

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