We, the Oceanographers are another Irish act that have reached our desks here in Canada that we need to share. When minimalist becomes enchanting and wondrous you know some mastery is at work and We, the Oceanographers have indeed mastered the deep efficiency of its sound and its soul. At one point you think there is a vintage 808 ticking in the background and the next you feel like you’re sleeping in a glass tube reverberating over an old Gibson mahogany neck. All this coupled with attractively reticent vocal hooks makes for some really splendid chill-out listening. We encourage you to listen too.
From their Biography
We, the Oceanographers are a lo-fi DIY band from Dundalk. 2015 saw them release their debut album on 7″ Vinyl, a European tour with dates in Sweden, Denmark, UK and Ireland, a slot at Hard Working Class Heroes, nominations for band of the year by Pure M magazine and album of the year by the last mixed tape and a limited run of a Christmas single on 7″ Vinyl.
So far 2016 has seen a Spring UK tour, Shows in The Spirit Store and The Workman’s Club, and the writing of a follow up to their almost award winner debut album.
We, the Oceanographers are Conal McIntyre, Joseph Edwards and Sean Bradley.
“This is exactly what I need to be listening to right now, it’s like the audio antidote for a very stressful day.”- Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1
“10/10. It is quite bohemian in some respects because it displays a fearless approach to being experimental” – Unsigned & Independent
“8/10. A confident and well-crafted introduction to group capable of more, and will most certainly deliver on that promise.” – Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
“The Future? Our predictions are bigger things and evolving sounds” – Aaron Drain, The Thin Air
“It is clear from the album that this is a band who know who they are as musicians.” – Pure M Magazine “