Cold Ocean Lies are a group of long-haired, black clothing clad noiseniks who play distorted beyond recognition guitar music for the younger generation of long-haird, black clothing clad noiseniks who like it loud. The four childhood friends grew up together worshiping a heady mix of The Dandy Warhols, Ride and My Bloody Valentine; cut to the present day and they have legions of childhood friends worshiping their recent single ‘The Game’.
2015 is a year that Cold Ocean Lies can look back on with a sense of accomplishment; they supported local legends Jaws at their sold out Birmingham show, they’ve toured the UK and they have released their debut single proper following on from a string of well received demos. Not bad for a group of self-confessed guitar-pedal obsessives. But it’s that obsession with creating the wall of sound guitar music that first entered the mass-concious in the early 90s that has seen them re-appropriate the sounds of the past for the present day listener.
They don’t shy away from the scene that they have come up in either; name-checking local bands Sky Children and The Americas as ones to keep eyes and ears on. Birmingham has been good to these boys and they are set to return the favour with a headline show at The Rainbow Courtyard in Digbeth this Friday night. Opening up the show is the duty of Young Braves followed by a set from Sky Children which will be their last.
So what does 2016 hold for 2015’s most hotly-tipped guitar band? They are rounding off this year in the studio; beavering away on not one but two follow up singles to this year’s ‘The Game’. They’ll also be hitting the road to bring their noise to the UK. Cold Ocean Lies are most definitely ready to rumble.
Cold Ocean Lies play The Rainbow Courtyard in Birmingham on Friday November 13th. Tickets are available now, via birminghampromoters.com.