Nocean – Electronic Press Kit
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Nocean is the first rock band in Sweden to release a music video with 360 degrees footage (The Change). They have toured all over Europe, played Sweden Rock Festival 2017 and they their brand new album Diamond through Rambo Music (subsidiary of Sony Music).
One of Sweden’s new rock exports comes from the suburbs of Stockholm. Nocean combines melodic, alternative rock and metal with electronic elements and a massive, well produced sound. This band uses modern techniques in productions and on their grand live performances, like digital amps and synthesizers, artificial moments, 360 video footage and live streaming. Nocean works hard on their own and has gained a strong following around the world.
Nocean was formed in 2013 as a classical hard rock band and released their debut album, Nothing To Hide, in 2016 (Attitude Recordings). The same year, Nocean made some changes to the line up and also decided to take a new direction with their sound on the second album. Today they have their own label and they are signed to Rambo Music (subsidiary of Sony Music) for distribution. Nocean’s second album – Diamond – was released worldwide on 1st of December 2017 and got great reviews from both Sweden’s top rock magazines and abroad. The band is currently writing on their new songs and planning for 2019.
Nocean’s music can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Facebook and SoundCloud.
Album reviews – Diamond
”Electronically fueled elegance. [..] There’s a good drive in the drums, and in collaboration with guitar and bass, a well-formed richness is created. There’s so much more musical depth here than on the debut album. Hanna’s voice has developed and guides with power and emotion throughout a diverse and well produced list of tracks that is occasionally very reminiscent of Thirty Seconds to Mars. [..]And the angelic choirs in the ballad >>Here For You<< are just so incredibly beautiful, as well as in the closing track >>Forgotten<<.” – SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE
”>>This Must Be<< – a track that the band should be inspired by and influenced by, a real hit on all levels. The ending >>Forgotten<< is also a track that makes the listener wear his/her hair. […] The vocals are so incredibly well-formed and the instrumental parts come out in a whole new way and it’s so great that the longing for a live version escalates ”
”The lively >>You Are Diamond<< flirts with a Pop Punk style, the delivery of vocalist Hanna bringing to mind the obvious likes of Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Avril Lavigne. From thereon in, the likes of >>Done<<, >>The Change<<, >>Those Days<< and >>Forgotten<<, develop a darker, almost Gothic Alt-Rock feel, with guitarist Oscar, bassist Daniel and drummer Patrick creating an impressive sound, the bands use of electronics merely a subtle embellishment to enhance the ambience rather than smother it.”
– FIREWORKS MAGAZINE, UK
”The whole album is highly enjoyable and a delight. NOCEAN are in a class of their own and are one of the top Alternative rock bands in the genre. Hanna is a little pocket rocket, bubblicious, and a class act and knows how to deliver a song and story. NOCEAN never try to be something they are not or try to be flash, they are a band who enjoy their music and work hard and produce a blend of appealing songs which some have a super commercial vibe and would suit radio airplay. The number ‘HERE FOR YOU’ really is the stand out track for me and shows the band and Hanna at their very best. The band are also great live, very energetic and enagaging and a must go and see. Nocean have made a steady progression over the last few years and have honed their craft well. I believe there is still much more to come from this fine young band. Defitinely a very bright future for them with this release. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… 9.5/10.”
– BLACK PHOENIX RISING METAL FORUM
Download Nocean’s album Diamond (Only for radio, press, reviews. The mp3’s are protected by the law and are for private use only for those with permission from Nocean).
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Release date: 1st of December 2017
Single release date (Here For You): 17th of November 2017 (music video earlier)
Digital stores/platforms: Spotify/iTunes/Amazon (all Sony Music’s platforms)
Physical CD stores: BENGANS.COM (Worldwide), NOCEANTHEBAND.COM
Label: Blueline Post
Physical distributor (Sweden): Rambo Music
Digital distributor (Worldwide): Rambo Music
Recorded in: Nocean’s own studio
Mixed by: Oscar Björk
Mastered by: Jocke Skog (Clawfinger)
Here are Nocean’s latest music videos and live clips from Youtube.
Photos & artworks
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(Group photo by Kerstin Olsson, live photos by Kit Hallett)