Ocean Colour Scene - Britpop Lynchpins Return for Mammoth 2016 Show
1996 was a very good year. Football came home (albeit without a trophy) and Britpop was at its peak. While Oasis were blazing a trail for guitar bands across the nation, they came unstuck by their support act Ocean Colour Scene, who released one of the biggest British rock songs of all time. 'The Day We Caught the Train' has earned its place next to 'Wonderwall' as one of the defining anthems of the decade - and even Noel Gallagher admitted its brilliance, sending his pals OCS a trophy for being 'the second best band in Britain'. Classic Noel right there.
To mark the 20th anniversary of their Moseley Shoals album, the band reunite for a spectacular show at The Olympia in Liverpool in December 2016. Be there to experience the classic record live when you buy Ocean Colour Scene tickets on StubHub UK.
Ocean Colour Scene - 20 Years of Moseley Shoals
Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Oscar Harrison and Andy Bennett came together after two local bands, The Boys and Fanatics disbanded in 1990. The early years proved a struggle, with their debut album failing to fully reflect their authentic sound, but things soon started to turn around. Paul Weller, a leader of the Britpop movement, invited the band to support him on tour and the rest was history. After another series of gigs opening for Oasis, they released Moseley Shoals in 1996, which would give them their first top five hit in the album charts. It wasn't long until they were knocking their old tour buddies Oasis off the top of the charts, with follow-up album Marchin' Already went straight to number one in 1997.
One from the Modern was a similar success story in 1999, giving the band another top five hit and spawning singles 'So Low' and 'Profit in Peace'. Continuing into the early '00s, the quartet continued their trend of releasing a new record every two years with Mechanical Wonder in 2001, North Atlantic Drift in 2003, A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad in 2005 and On the Leyline in 2007. 2010 album Saturday contained the critically acclaimed single 'Old Pair of Jeans' and the following year saw the band release a 15th anniversary edition of their 1996 breakthrough record. The band make their return to the spotlight in 2016 in support of their last release, Painting, with three exclusive shows planned to celebrate 20 years since they hit the big time. Grab your Ocean Colour Scene tickets from StubHub UK to join the party.