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OCEANS – ‘Far From Composure’ Review

OCEANS – Far From Composure

OceansOn March 13th 2018, UK Alternative/Hard Rock/Post-Hardcore band Oceans will release their new EP, Far From Composure. The band will be holding a release show at The Hope & Ruin Brighton.

This Brighton and London UK based rock band open the seven track EP with Ctrl where a math-punk introduction of complex rhythms and guitar runs sets up a Morrissey style vocal with musical twists and turns throughout. The song is epic in scope and contains some monstrously heavy sections that mingle with jazz pieces.

On Skin, Oceans maintain the formula of mixing and matching tempos, styles and approaches as they do on Surrender. There is certainly a post-hardcore element to both songs reminding me a little of Canadians, Metz. The mellow introduction to Running Away leads to towering sections whereas Adapt opens with 30 seconds of ambient noise before launching into complex interplay of instruments and heavy sections to produce a compelling instrumental.

The penultimate track, Dopamine, has a more menacing approach with a runaway guitar lick leading to Glass Animals funky style segments and fragments of math-punk.  The EP concludes with Out Of This World, with a raucous and rowdy riff playing with jazzy guitar and mournful vocals, the package is complex, clever and, ultimately, pleasing post-hardcore style.

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