‘Saturday’ vinyl out on Record Store Day

‘Saturday’, available on vinyl for the first time at @RSDUK on the 12th June. Pressed on 180g Neon Green Vinyl with original artwork & printed inner sleeve

Available from a participating indie record shop near you.


Craig Dunston

A message on behalf of Chris Cradock:

As some of you may well know already, Craig Dunston passed away earlier today having succumbed to a brain tumour that he had been suffering from for the last 12 months. Craig was probably Ocean Colour Scene’s biggest fan having attended 154 gigs together with numerous Simon and Oscar acoustic gigs as well as countless Paul Weller gigs.

I first met Craig with his wife Tracey at a gig in Blackburn in 1998/9 and from there we developed a very close friendship together with my late wife Mary and my whole family which grew stronger as the years went by. Craig also became close to all the band members whilst I was manager, sharing their company in places such as Cork, Dublin, Manchester, London, etc. There are very few people in this world that I have looked up to and appreciated their company and Craig was definitely top of that list. A more genuine bloke you could not wish to meet or befriend, as always together with his lovely wife Tracey.

Craig battled through various illnesses which with the love and care of Tracey he battled and won until eventually the brain tumour which sadly took his life. My thoughts are with Tracey, his mother, his sister and the three nieces that he idolised, Tamara, Alex and Natasha.

It is hard to know what to say or do at times like this when you lose a person like Craig, but I know that he would agree with me in taking the words from a song ‘you get up and dance’.

God bless you Craig, rest in peace you hero.

Chris Cradock
Ex Manager of OCS

Bedford Park

We will be playing at Bedford Park this summer on Saturday 31st July.

Ticket & info link – www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk

On sale: Thursday 8 April at 9am.

See you there,


Manchester date now Sold Out

Glasgow Barrowland 2013 on Amazon Prime

You can now watch our show at the Glasgow Barrowland 2013 on Amazon Prime.

Search for ‘Ocean Colour Scene’.

Recorded & Filmed – 7th December 2013.

OCS Tour update

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce our rescheduled shows that were originally planned for late last year.

The shows we had booked in Dublin 2020 are cancelled and are not being rescheduled as unfortunately no suitable dates were available.

All of your original tickets remain valid for the new dates which are as follows:

Birmingham Academy
Friday 11 December 2020 moves to Sunday 12th December 2021
Sunday 20th December 2020 moves to Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Glasgow Barrowland
Tuesday 15th December 2020 moves to Tuesday 14th December 2021
Wednesday 16th December 2020 moves to Wednesday 15th December 2021
Friday 18th December 2020 moves to Thursday 16th December 2021
Saturday 19th December 2020 moves to Saturday 18th December 2021

London Roundhouse
Saturday 12th December 2020 moves to Sunday 19th December 2021
Sunday 13th December 2020 moves to Monday 20th December 2021

Manchester Victoria Warehouse
Saturday 5th December 2020 moves to Thursday 23rd December 2021

Ticket info: www.ticketmaster.co.uk

We hope you are all keeping well and we very much look forward to seeing you later this year!!

All the best, OCS

December tour update

Just to let you all know, we are currently looking at possible dates for 2021 at the moment as it looks like we will unfortunately have to reschedule our December tour this year.

We will update you as soon as we can,

All the best, OCS

Record Store Day update

To support independent record shops, we’re releasing One From The Modern as part of the first RSD Drop on Aug 29th. You can get a copy from a participating shop: https://recordstoreday.co.uk/stores/
Remember to plan your day in advance and follow @RSDUK’s safe social distancing guidelines!

Record Store Day delayed

Just to let you know that unfortunately due to the Corona virus, Record Store Day has been moved back to June 20th this year.

Full statement is here.

Record Store Day

We are excited to be celebrating Record Store Day on the 18th April with the release of ‘One From The Modern’ on special 2LP Green Vinyl.

One From The Modern

“Ocean Colour Scene’s 4th album, ‘One From The Modern’ is coming on special 2LP Green Vinyl for Record Store Day!

The album includes three hit singles – the protest song ‘Profit in Peace’, followed by the more classic OCS sound of ‘So Low’ and double ‘A’ side, ‘I Am the News / July’.

‘One From The Modern’ was a slight departure from the previous two albums, with a more reflective, soulful and pastoral sound as well as a more political slant, albeit with a late-60s psychedelic slant, reminiscent of The Byrds, Small Faces or later-period Beatles.

The whole album still retains the band’s trademark melodic style, with a refined, rich sound that gives the material a contemporary twist, avoiding the pitfalls of relying on a merely nostalgic or ‘retro’ orientated approach. Don’t forget the psychedelic freak-out instrumental ending of ‘I Am the News’…!”