Review of Free My Name Single by Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene - Free My Name - Single Review

Ocean Colour Scene

Free My Name

7th March

OCS have had an eventful 15 years together, weathering drugs, drink, break-ups, and destructive record companies, admittedly a strong blow to any band. However it wasn't all bad and perseverance proved worth it, with the reward being deserved critical acclaim and chart success, and now the band have made a name for themselves, standing out from their peers with their views on politics, their

Ocean Colour Scene - Free My Name - Single Review

fashions and all round quality music. They are obviously doing something right as they are back with 7th album "A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad" and first single to be taken from that album "Free My Name."

The single oozes abstract guitar lines, which mingle amongst the drumbeats like someone circulating at a book launch and is topped with raw vocals sweeping across catchy chorus lines.

The band have not lost their meaningful nature, on one level "Free My Name" is a simple song about how it feels to be in love, but on a deeper level sends out a profound message that love should set you free not make you feel caged in.~

Strongly catchy but not to realms such as "The Riverboat Song," or "The Day We Caught The Train."

Catch Ocean Colour Scene on tour:

April 2005

2nd Liverpool Academy

3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange

4th Reading, Hexagon

6th Edinburgh, Usher Hall

7th Aberdeen, Music Hall

8th Glasgow, Academy

10th Belfast, Ulster Hall

12th Hull, City Hall

13th Stoke On Trent, Victoria Hall

14th Wolverhampton, Civic Hall

16th London, Brixton Academy

17th Southampton, Guildhall

18th Leicester, De Montfort Hall

20th UEA, Norwich

21st Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

22nd Bristol, Colston Hall

24th Brighton, Dome

25th Exeter, University Great Hall

26th Cardiff, University

28th Leeds University

29th Manchester Apollo

Katherine Tomlinson