Formed in Glasgow in March 2010, Strawberry Ocean Sea may have a weird monicker but there’s nothing hippyish about their music. Rather, on the evidence of the demos that they’ve posted online, the band set out to evoke the likes of the acceptable side of epic rock, people like Arcade Fire, Echo and the Bunnymen and early U2.
The band -Jonny Skinner (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Greg Kenney (Guitars), Richie Bell (Bass, Vocals), Stuart Kennedy (Keyboards and Vocals) and Cobo (Drums) have picked up a celebrity fan in Glasvegas’ James Allan already - in fact, they claim to have recorded one of their demos in his Mum’s lounge.
They’re also achieveing the rather impressive feat of releasing their debut AA-side single in two halves. The first part ‘Down By The River’ will be released on June 4, with a gig at the Arches.
Already getting the tabloids into a frenzy…I think there’s something tasty brewing here…