Ocean Colour Scene

UEA LCR, Norwich

> UEA LCR, Norwich

Fanatical is perhaps the best word to describe Ocean Colour Scene, who played a triumphant set at the LCR last night.

Their fans hailed every song like it was their favourite and cheered like their closest family were on stage.

Beginning with Everything Comes At The Right Time from their new album, A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad, the band, now well into their second decade, played with infectious, unashamed abandon.

The unrelenting riff of old favourite 100 Mile High City sent the first surge of adrenaline through the crowd, the grin on singer Simon Fowler's face saying it all as they began a set of greatest hits mixed with new material.

Guitarist Steve Cradock was clearly having the most fun, ripping through the band's mid '90s hits and soloing at every opportunity, but every member seemed to relish the evening.

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The crowd nearly drowned out the band on several occasions, chanting every word to the rousing Profit In Peace and wistful Travellers Tune, before pogoing to the blast of The Riverboat Song.

A small breather came with the acoustic Robin Hood during the encore, but storming Oasis cover Day Tripper finished the gig with a bang, at home among the band's retro sound.

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