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Alter The Press! Presents: The Ocean Between Us

The snowball of Yorkshire based bands just keeps on rolling, and Leeds’ The Ocean Between Us are set to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Rolo Tomassi and Bring Me The Horizon with their brand of bruising metal. After a difficult start to their life on the scene (line-up changes blighted their early days) things seem to be on the up for the 5-piece.

Having signed to A Wolf At Your Door Records in 2010, and with an impressive debut self titled EP just released, the stage is set for these guys to make huge waves in 2011.

For Fans Of: Bring Me The Horizon, The Devil Wears Prada, and Underoath.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
The Ocean Between Us: To witness the fitness!

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
TOBU: The Ocean Between Us was first formed late 2008 with friends from college. After several months of being very unpopular in the local music scene we decided to play as many shows out of Leeds as possible. After several line up changes, jumping trains with our equipment to get to shows and having bedroom recorded demos on myspace we did absolutely nothing until early 2010 where we had more lineup changes and took a completely new approach. To us this felt like the start of the band we are today as there is only one member left from the original lineup. Ever since then we recorded our debut EP with producer Mike Bennett followed by signing with Enterprise Music MGMT followed by signing to A Wolf At Your Door Records.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
TOBU: Signing to A Wolf At Your Door. It's the label we wanted to be on from the start and was the first step in to taking the band serious as a profession.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
TOBU: Play as many shows as possible in and out of the UK and write and record the debut album.

'The Ocean Between Us' by The Ocean Between Us is released on January 31st through A Wolf At Your Door Records.

The Ocean Between Us on Facebook, MySpace and Tumblr.

Words by Liam McGarry

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