Ocean Colour Scene biography



A British rock band with a very loyal fan base!

Ocean Colour Scene (OCS) are an English rock band from Birmingham. They stem from the same 90s British indie/rock/pop era as Blur, Oasis, Radiohead and The Verve.

The band had the most success with their 1996 album Moseley Shoals. This release contained the band’s three biggest hits The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught The Train and You’ve Got It Bad.

Spytunes has recorded one of Ocean Colour Scene’s B-sides Robin Hood, a song that has become a classic among their loyal fan base. Songs reaching the masses through underground demand like this are not as rare as you may first think.

I’m Yours by Jason Mraz had a similar venture. Everywhere Mraz went, people knew the lyrics off by heart. Mraz capitalized on this with his 2008 release, OCS never did release Robin Hood as a single.

It’s worth noting how songs that reach legendary status like this always have a very simple harmonic and melodic structure. The message is clear, the chords are simple. The lyrics are direct and all rhythmical patterns are always easy to follow.

After the huge success with the ’96 Moseley Shoals, OCS has released a new album every two years between 1997 and 2007.

Their two latest releases came in 2010 with Saturday. In 2013 they released Painting.


Robin Hood – Chords

Ocean Colour Scene is a British cult band that has survived through touring and keeping a great connection with their fans.

Robin Hood is one of their songs the fans love and always want at gigs even though it was never an official single.

Go to Robin Hood chords.


Robin Hood – Lyrics

When you’re starting to choke take some pills with your coke,
it’s inspirational.
When your life is a mess light one more cigarette,
it’s so logical.

Go to Robin Hood lyrics.