Ocean Colour Scene, formed at the start of the 90s, were by 1993 supporting Paul Weller on tour and, after Noel Gallagher heard a demo, supported Oasis on tour in 1995 leading them to sign with MCA records later that year.
The band grew in popularity and second album, Moseley Shoals, spawned 4 hit singles, The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught The Train, The Circle and You’ve Got It Bad.
Marchin’ Already, the follow-up to Moseley Shoals, went to No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart, displacing Oasis’ Be Here Now at the top of the charts in 1997.
In 1998 they headlined their own arena tour in support of Marchin’ Already and in 1999 released One From The Modern which saw the band with yet another top 10 album and three top 40 singles including ‘Profit In Peace’. Studio albums, Mechanical Wonder, North Atlantic Drift, A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad, On The Leyline, Magic Carpet Days and Painting cementing the band as one of the most productive bands around. Last year the band announced several special gigs around the UK to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1996 hit album, Moseley Shoals and now the band bring their arsenal of anthems this summer to HOPE & GLORY.
Album releases in 2001 (Mechanical Wonder), 2003 (North Atlantic Drift), 2005 (A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad) and 2007 (On the Leyline) continued the trend of releasing new material every two years.