We Are The Ocean are back bursting through the floodgates with a new line-up, a focused direction, and an album that aims to set a new standard in the quality of rock music.
Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow will be the third full-length release of the band, and it's clear that no stone has been left unturned in the creation of this rock gem.
"This is how we've wanted to sound for years," states guitarist/vocalist, Alfie Scully.
What's most impressive about the ten tracks that comprise 'Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow' is that they constitute an entirely new beginning for the Essex four-piece, while both paying lip service to their roots and signaling a bright new future. This is the sound of a young band taking some gigantic risks and hearing them pay off.
On the topic of gigantic risks, there was no greater gamble for frontman Liam Cromby, bassist Jack Spence, drummer Tom Whittaker and Scully than to part ways with their former singer, Dan Brown, in June.
Having recorded the majority of the record with producer Peter Miles (The King Blues, Dry The River, Canterbury), the remaining members of the band felt something was wrong, and decided to move forward as a quartet otherwise they wouldn't be doing their new songs justice.
"It was to do with our personal happiness," explains Crumby. "When making this decision, we said if this dive-bombs then it dive-bombs, but we'll be happier for it. We didn't think of it as a brave step. We didn't care what anyone else thought because we knew it was the best thing for us."
The difference that the change of line up made is immediately apparent on 'Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow'. The level of musicianship, technical ability, and textural understanding partnered with frontman Liam Cromby's voice at the center, shows the world that rock music is not dying, but rather very much alive. It's kicking and being screamed out loud from the collective lungs of We Are The Ocean.
The band's first U.S. single, "The Road," is currently streaming on Revolver and is available on iTunes.
'Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow' will be available via SideOneDummy Records September 18th, 2012.
Stream new single "The Road" on RevolverMag.com