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Touching DownOcean Flaws
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Electronic Press Kit

Our new single is Touching Down.

Castigated by the detachment of quarantine, we wrote this song about that feeling when nothing seems to stick – when your wheel won’t hit the ground. It’s an

Epitaph to the grounding impact that 2020 had on our inner lives  

And is sung, for the first time ever, by our guitarist, Hamish. 

Named a Radio X “Hot One” by John Kennedy in 2020 off the back of our dancy debut single, Deep Sea Dreaming, we showcase our appreciation for Classic Rock this time - and dedicate Touching Down to  

 

Fans of Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.

Living in Essex, we felt compelled to compose this track during lockdown – not just as an attempt to give the county a name beyond Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli, but to stick our own sentimental stake into the slurry of pandemic-related self-expression and exclaim: “Ocean Flaws was here – February 2021”. 

Appropriately, therefore, the upcoming music video for Touching Down takes the form of a year in retrospect, tracking the systole and diastole of our lives in 2020 – but at breakneck speed, in 2.37.

What will we say about this era, once we can look back and join the dots?   

Stay tuned for the music video on release day: Friday, 19th March.

Biography

We are an indie band from Essex, United Kingdom - for fans of The Cars, MGMT, and Blossoms. Our debut single Deep Sea Dreaming, released in March 2020, was named a Radio X ‘Hot One’ by John Kennedy - who also spun our follow-up single, Spirit Level, in November.

Our latest single Touching Down, however, isn’t just another attempt to give Essex a name beyond Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli, it’s an attempt to stick our own sentimental stake into the slurry of pandemic-related self-expression and exclaim: “Ocean Flaws was here”.  

Today, with countless gigs on the London circuit under our belt, and plenty of studio hours on the clock, we have already garnered extensive national radio play, and a support slot for Oasis’ own Andy Bell - through the UK’s most prolific indie promoter, This Feeling

Lyrics

VERSE

What would it take for you to get straight?

How does it feel when your wheel won’t hit the ground?

When does it end, a fallen figure eight? 

Could it all be that you won't stop running now?

CHORUS
And if you don't start touching down,

Then you won't stop coming down.

VERSE

Back to your room where you hibernate

What will you do when you don’t start coming ‘round?

All of the worlds that you simulate

When will you see that your feet can’t reach the ground?

CHORUS

And if you don't start touching down,

Then you won't stop coming down.

OUTRO

And if you don’t start touching down…

 

Back to your room where you hibernate

What will you do when you don’t start coming ‘round?

All of the worlds that you simulate

When will you see that your feet can’t reach the ground?