Emerging tunesmiths OCEANS APART are lighting up the scene with a sound that has already racked up favourable descriptors likening them to You Me At Six, Deaf Havana and Don Broco. The band have just released a new single, Talk Of The Town, which is backed by a stunning video. We sat down with the fivesome for a chat:
What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument?
Ash Ingram – Vocals, Kyle Harrold – Guitar/Backing Vocals, Leon Harrold – Bass/Backing Vocals, Jordan Harrold – Guitar/Backing Vocals, and Kyle Palmer – Drums/Samples.
How and when did the band form? Tell us anything interesting about your hometown.
The band formed late 2018, by Ash, Kyle H, Leon & Jordans old band splitting up but Kyle Palmer was recording them. So they asked him to join. The one and only Leicester City! 5000-1 and we only went and did it! Football fans, can you tell…
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
Working in the studio is always a good place to start but even our first practice we knew it was right. It kinda helps that 3 are brothers and Ash & Kyle have know the brothers for a long time. It didn’t feel like we had to break the ice or anything.
Who are your musical influences?
Where do we start! Bring Me The Horizon, Kids In Glass Houses, You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco, Lower Than Atlantis, Pvris to name a few.
How far back does your history with each other (the band members) extend? Are you friends from school or any family relations? Jordan, Kyle H, Leon are brothers. Ash has know Leon and Kyle H for over 20 years and Kyle P has known the lads for like 10 years.
Where have you played or toured?
Well, we are a pretty new band. But we’ve already got a gig coming up with As It Is. In previous bands we’ve played with the likes of: Neck Deep, Me vs Hero, Roam, OPM, Less than Jake, King No-One to name a few. All in the UK
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
We are hard working, committed and our sound might be similar to a few bands but we also feel we’re trying to blend different styles together. Bringing an energy from heavier music but keeping that pop vibe within our melodies.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it? Watch our upcoming music video for “Talk Of The Town” as that’s a powerful, fast paced and colourful video. Just like our music.
Where can we find your social media sites?
Facebook – www.facebook.com/oceansapartmusic
Instagram – @oceans_apart
Twitter – @_oceans_apart