Ocean Colour Scene are officially ‘back’. The band have announced two Glasgow tour dates at the Barrowlands on December 20 and 21, perhaps quashing rumours that guitarist Steve Cradock is ready to leave.
No news on a possible new album has been released yet but insiders say Cradock is back in the studio with singer Simon Fowler and drummer Oscar Harrison working on new tracks. Cradock himself could well be hitting the charts sooner than his band with the obscure Jam cover ‘Left Right and Centre’. With Dean Parrish on vocals, the single is out now and was written by a 15-year old Paul Weller.
Steve recently spoke and revealed how the situation arose. He said: “I was rooting through record shops and found a bootleg of an old Jam demo and was blown away. “To have a track Paul wrote when he was a teenager is top.”
Tickets for the Barrowlands gig go on sale next Thursday and cost £22.