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so aye just post fucking awesome oceansize songs in this thread you raging virgins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiA0CBaouLI good early tune
AS IS THIS
I could do this all day, I forgot how much I loved this band
but then I realised I could probably post about 30, I'd be here all night.
RIP Oceansize. So glad I got to see them over ten times at different points of their career in a variety of different places. Up there with the best live bands I have ever seen.
i didn't know who they were but always remembered their name. what a fool!
plus it has this beast on it
the longer songs weren't remotely as good as previous longer songs, sadly, but at least we had those three brainblowers
Don't think he caught it.
so glad i have my feed to feed gigantic box set to console me when i'm feeling low, pop the dvds in and it's almost like being back there watching them live
oh how i loved oceansize...long forgotten..oooooh
been nice to hear mikes voice again in british theatre, some enjoyable sounds coming out of that project
their last ever London gig perhaps?
Does Mike write and record with Biffy or is he just a touring guitarist?
after seeing them do a warm up at the peel in kingston a few months before it was epic to see them in such a big venue
Mike is just the touring guitarist for biffy, his new stuff with Gambler 'British Theatre' (@BritishTheatr)is nice, they have a new ep out soon on vinyl, pre-order it!
Intact I had effloresce on only this morning
maybe we should set up a support group...
For those who of you who love Oceansize, my Brother and I are putting a night on tomorrow at the Hope & Anchor in Islington, London. Cyril Snear from Manchester are our headline band and their new album certainly takes inspiration from Effloresce. I can highly recommend them (Effloresce is one of my favourite albums of all time)
£5 on the door (normally £7) for DISsers if you mention Drowned In Sound (Me, my Brother or friend Garry will be on the door).
We also have Kellar (Brighton) and Diamond Lights (london)
10pm Cyril Snear
8pm Diamond lights
and say my pals' band Cyril Snear have a good bit of Oceansize influence in them - to the extent Richard Ingram appears on a few tracks of their latest album
We can't both be wrong!
never could get into the later ones though... must try again
brilliant band nonetheless. Can't believe no-one's posted this one yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVavzZyMApE
seem to recall talking to gambler and he said that they blew their budget on that EP and had fuck all to make everyone into position with.
I seem to be in the minority since I think Everyone into Position is their best album
its one of my favourite records
but there were a couple of duff tracks for me
the phone advert one was the beginning of them turning into a monged out post rock band as well which did me in as a fan
Heaven Alive is still a good song, mind.
Frames is mad underrated. Brought down by the two ten-minuters though. That said, the 11-minute bonus track is one of their best songs
not on youtube sadly
support the ordinary boys (or it might have been the other way round) at the Cambridge Boat Race back in 2003. My friend loved 'em.
one of my favourite tracks of theirs but never made it on to any official release as far as i know
And Siberian bullshit are two of my favourites, got them along with raw practise audio off their site back in the day
red rag in particular is fucking brilliant
and Music For Nurses was wonderful too. EIP was good, think they were going for a different vibe and it didn't always work but it was ambitious. Didn't get into Frames at all; dullsville post-rock and every track seemed like a much weaker version of Ornament/The Last Wrongs.
they were EPIC live.
you just need to edit it a bit, namely:
1) Commemorative 9/11 T-Shirt (this one is terribly underrated)
2) Savant (some days this is my favourite Oceansize song)
3) Only Twin
4) Sleeping Dogs And Dead Lions
There - the Savant EP (except it's 40 minutes long, so maybe just call it Savant)
there, history rewritten
Unfamiliar is left off coz it's a bit dull and Trail Of Fire coz it sounds too much like 65DOS in the middle bit
I'd heard Catalyst and loved it so went to check them out live. They were stunning. It was all stuff from Effloresce. Saw them 6 times in all. They were never quite as good as that 1st time tho'.
And they open with the catalyst three guitar swings...oh my boyo
It's also ace: http://thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/track/defecit
this. at rescue rooms it was heartbreaking
Been on a bit of a binge recently.
EIP > Effloresce > Frames > Self Preserved
You all want to hear their Spratleys Japs cover, right? Here you go.
Oh, and now you say you want to hear some Spratleys Japs? Well, we'd better find some then...
^^^those are both absolutely wondrous. The first one is a candidate for the greatest song ever written IMO
Oh is a beast
I stand by that (with possible concessions to StG and The Seaside)
...'their debut was their best work' horse shit! They got better and better. Frames is a masterpiece
they just got more and more post-rock, more and more comfortable. effloresce is one of the best british debuts from a guitar band in the past decade.
Dearly. I owe that band a lot for a number of reasons and I miss the fact they exist (but I'm glad they didn't force another record out when not into to it).
The last record was the greatest thing they did. Easily.