At once both recalling the past and proposing the future, Videocean is an idiosyncratic hybrid that melds shoegaze and psychedelic-soul.
Born in a small back room in Peckham, this quartet is the sound of intuition; master musicians calling and responding in ways that only time and proximity can foster. This is homemade music without the indulgence – restraint and generosity of spirit rule. Having shaped their respective skill sets touring and recording with other artists, each member of the quartet is a compelling piece to the jigsaw.
Relocating post-New Year hangover to the rural Squarehead studio in Kent, the group worked on what would be their first release. It is impossible to ignore a tangible air of awakened curiosity as this group moves as an organic unit – woven vocal layers provide the essence of Videocean’s hypnotic sound. Lyrics hint at arcane truths, reinforced by smart viola and guitar conversations.
“Videocean certainly impressed with their chilled-out, pleasant psychedelic style. Kicking off with ‘Testament’ it certainly felt like we were listening to a band that have found their feet very early on in their formation, and a quartet that have a real potential to grow.” – Turtle Tempo
Viking Moses, AKA Brendon Massei, achieves a special balance of warmth and command, with familiar melodies that draw listeners in and oblige them to stay. Strongly lyrical songs are played out through tunes that flirt with pop, folk, indie, grunge and Americana, all strung together with a unique pulsing guitar, and by Massei’s robust voice, which ebbs from delicate whispers to throaty howls.