Oceana Company was a Dutch indie rock band comprising Matthijs Herder (vocals/guitar/mellotron), Michiel Ferweda (guitar), Han Schilder (bass guitar) & Robert Koole (drums). Their music is notable for its melancholic and psychedelic overtones, and the use of authentic keyboard instruments, such as a mellotron. Their 2008 debut album 'For The Boatman' was produced by Marcel v/d Vondervoort of Astrosoniq and released by Spacejam Records/Suburban Records. Their song 'Trenchfever' reached number 1 in the Dutch Indiechart in May 2008. In 2009 the band was selected for the Dutch Popronde 2009.
|Origin||Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands|
|Genres||Indie rock, progressive rock|
|Past members||Matthijs Herder|
- Promo 2007 (EP), 2007
- For The Boatman, 2008
- Band's official homepage
- Band's own myspace page
- Interview 'Lords Of Metal'
- Musicfrom.nl interview track-by-track analyses 'For The Boatman'
- OOR review
- Debuutalbum voor Oceana Company, De Stentor
- CD van Zwolse band met roots in Emmeloord, De Stentor
- Programma festival No Bowling rond, Friesch Dagblad
- The Pineapple Thief en de Oceana Company, LiveXS
- Oceana Company - For The Boatman, dprp.net