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Band Review: Boats On The Ocean

PEOPLE, WE ARE BACK WITH ANOTHER BAND REVIEW! And again, I'm very excited about it. I love doing band reviews on new bands, because yes! This is actually a band who I have seen live before, right back in March (I make that sound so long ago) I saw them when they opened for The Mocking Jays at the EP launch show! I didn't catch all of their set because frankly me and Amber were outside crying, well I was she wasn't. But I did hear some of their tracks!

Boats On The Ocean
So Boats On The Ocean are a small Notts/Derby band. Again, like most bands, I blog about they're in the same circuit as like The Mocking Jays, Don't Forget Rupert, Left Hand Lane and them ones, the ones you see on here a lot!
So the members are:
Frank Statham - Lead Vocals and rhythm guitar
Harry Fox - Bass and Backing Vocals
Cameron Mundie - Lead Guitarist and Backing vocals
Tom Spray - Drums
For Fans Of:
- Catfish and The Bottlemen
- Cassia
- Paul Simon
- Viola Beach
- Paolo Nutini
They're an alt pop-rock band with world music vibes and inspiration throughout their tracks. They're very similar in sound to Cassia, who they aren't my favourite but they aren't my least favourite, it's just a sound that I don't tend to gravitate towards often, but there are some days when I like that stuff. When I want something that sounds like this, I'm not saying I hate it, but it's also not my favourite sound of them all. I do listen to a variety of different genres, but it's just not my top genre. However, if you are a fan of these more laid back, summer vibes, calming, but with a good beat sort of songs, then you may have just hit the jackpot with Boats On The Ocean.
However, I have seen them live and I will say I do prefer them live rather than on a studio recording but I do feel that way with some other bands notably The Mocking Jays. I don't remember as much as I probably could from their set, but what I do remember was that they were a band who definitely had some energy within their performance and they were one of them bands where you could tell that they wanted to be there and that they were happy to be playing on that stage, and I've said this so many times now, but I've seen a lot bigger of bands, not saying names, but these are well known within the pop-punk scene, not like just a local scene and they didn't seem like they wanted to be on that stage, yet when I saw Boats On The Ocean they seemed to want to be there!
Overall I'm going to give them about a 3.8 out of 5. Above average, but not my favourite but I like them enough to still keep an eye out on what else they release and if I happen to be at a gig again which they're also playing I may do a live review. That would be good in my opinion.
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