Released today, ‘Bored and Lonely’ is the new single from Edinburgh quartet OceanCode. Whilst the band describe themselves as servers of folk pop tunes this offering is a thoroughly tasty slice of pure pop. It does everything a good pop song should. With its strong melodies and catchy chorus ‘Bored and Lonely’ packs in plenty to love during its classic three minute length. Things blend together perfectly here with the band providing the perfect backdrop for singer Ruth Gillies to deliver a thoroughly endearing vocal performance.
‘Bored and Lonely’ is accompanied by two bonus tracks. These are no throwaway extras though. ‘Devil’s in the Detail’ is another well crafted tune. Whilst it doesn’t hook you in as instantly as the lead song it’s a track that definitely rewards repeat plays.
The final track, ‘Brave Face’, slows things down a bit. With much more of a country folk vibe, the sparse musical accompaniment to Ruth Gillies plaintive delivery of the lyrics produces something that is genuinely moving.
OceanCode will be launching their single at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on the 11th of October. With tickets only costing a fiver why not get yourself along, it promises to be a cracking night out.
OceanCode are vocalist/guitarist Ruth Gillies, bassist Morgan Smith, Peter Wall on guitar and vocals and David Burns on drums.
Find out more by visiting oceancode.co.uk
You can also find the band on Twitter.