What is a person supposed to do when their favourite band splits? I’ve been trying to deal with this since yesterday afternoon when Oceansize, a (unfortunately) relatively unknown band from Manchester announced they won’t be making any more new music. I feel devastated. When today’s music world is dominated by unbearable (and indistinguishable) pop-crap, it’s getting increasingly harder for Artists (with capital A) to stand out and actually make music with added value. Oceansize were one of those bands.
I really don’t know what to write. I wanted to write a beautiful post, with references to their greatest songs, and poetic descriptions of their sound, as they deserve, but I’m incapable of doing anything like it right now. I’m too fucking pissed off at the music world for it. After a couple of weeks where I enjoyed new work from Radiohead and Mogwai, two of my favourite bands, it feels like a punishment to lose these guys. All I can do right now is hope that their future projects will have at least a spark of the brilliance they achieved as Oceansize. Godspeed!
Os Oceansize são um quinteto de Manchester, Inglaterra, fortemente influenciado pelo rock progressivo. Tendo já lançado 3 álbuns e 5 EPs, são uma das maiores referências do rock alternativo britânico, sendo considerados umas das bandas mais interessantes e inovativas da última década. O seu quarto álbum, Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up, será lançado em Setembro. A música dos Oceansize navega entre extremos, entre etérea a agressiva, envolvendo-nos em rendilhados delicadamente construídos, para nos rebentar nas mãos como uma bomba. Para quem gosta de rock é uma banda a não perder.
Oceansize is a quintet from Manchester, England, heavily influenced by progressive rock. Having released 3 albums and 5 EPs, they have firmly established themselves in the british alternative rock scene as one of the most interesting and innovative bands of the noughties. Their fourth album, Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up, will be released in September. Their music travels between extremes, from ethereal to agressive, surrounding us in a delicately build web until it blows up in our hands like a bomb. If you like rock this is an act you don’t want to miss.