Oceansize announce new album for September
Superball Music are pleased to announce the imminent release of a new studio album from OCEANSIZE, Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up. The band have also announced a full European tour throughout September and October 2010.
One of the UK’s true innovators, OCEANSIZE have carved a unique place for themselves in the music scene. Previous albums Effloresce, “Everyone Into Position and Frames, recent DVD Feed To Feed and a series of EP’s have been hugely critically acclaimed. This acclaim, in part recognition that OCEANSIZE look to do things differently to the mainstream. The sound is progressive but never forgets the importance of good songs. OCEANSIZE remain a powerful force in the alternative UK scene – still playing to 1500 capacity venues.
What does OCEANSIZE sound like? To answer that, we'd need to start coughing out logic-free pseudo-philosophical analogies. If it matters to you, OCEANSIZE loves texture, dimension, fucking about with time, discord, dissonance, the element of surprise and (sometimes) taking a long time to make a point.
Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up is yet another progression in OCEANSIZE’s stunning catalogue. From the out of kilter timings of “SuperImposer” to gentle layers of “Build Us A Rocket Then…” from the lush melodies of “Silent / Transparent” to the brutal riffing of “Part Cardiac”, OCEANSIZE are a band who remain unique – defying conventions to produce engaging and beguiling rock music. Driving rhythms overlaid with beautifully crafted multi-instrumentalism and the unique voice of Mike Vennart. The album was produced by OCEANSIZE in their very own Ornamental Studios in Manchester, mixed by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Pixies, Therapy?) and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
OCEANSIZE are a hugely accomplished live act – supporting acts as diverse as Porcupine Tree, Coheed & Cambria, Smashing Pumpkins and Biffy Clyro in addition to sold out headline shows. The band are set to tour Europe in September, October and November 2010. The full UK tour dates are as follows
Sat 18th Sept Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 - 0844 477 2000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
Sun 19th Sept Glasgow, Oran Mor - 0844 4999 990 / www.gigsinscotland.com
Mon 20th Sept Aberdeen, Café Drummonds - 0844 4999 990 / www.gigsinscotland.com
Thur 18th Sept Leeds, Cockpit - 0113 245 4650 / www.lunatickets.co.uk
Fri 24th Sept Liverpool, O2 Academy 2 - 0844 477 2000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
Sat 25th Sept Cambridge ARU - 08450 50 82 58 / www.crowdsurge.com
Sun 26th Sept Nottingham, Rescue Rooms - 08713 100 000 / www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Tues 28th Sept Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 - 0844 477 2000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
Wed 29th Sept Cardiff Millenium Music Hall - 08444771 000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk
Thur 30th Sept Stoke, Sugarmill - 01159 454 593 / www.thesugarmill.co.uk/tickets.php
Fri 1st Oct London, Koko - 0207 403 3331 / www.gigsandtours.com
Sat 2nd Oct Oxford, O2 Academy 2 - 0844 477 2000 / www.tctmusic.co.uk
Mon 4th Oct Bristol, Fleece - 0117 929 9008 / www.seetickets.com
Tues 5th Oct Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms - 023 9286 3911 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 6th Oct Brighton, Concorde 2 - 01273 673 311 / www.seetickets.com
Mon 15th Nov Manchester Academy 2 - 0161 237 5169 / www.seetickets.com
Tickets are priced £10 (subject to booking fee) and are available as above.
Doors will be at 7pm and OCEANSIZE will be onstage at 9pm. Support is tbc