13th May 2024 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Ramsgate Music Hall - CT11 8NJ

Monday nights in May are made for Cola!

Featuring members of brilliant band Ought – now disbanded – Cola craft skeletal songs of modern anxiety and isolation. We’re thrilled to welcome them to Ramsgate on May 13th for an evening of punchy and tremendously catchy post-punk tunes…

“Enough new direction to make the record feel like progress, not retread: at least a third of Deep In View could happily keep an indie disco dancefloor warm between early Strokes numbers, revealing a likeable directness that wasn’t often present with Ought” Loud and Quiet

Deep in View is the debut album from former Ought members Tim Darcy (vocals, guitar) and Ben Stidworthy (bass) alongside Evan Cartwright (drums). Titled after philosopher Alan Watts’ anthology of the same name, the record is built on a foundation of elegant guitar grooves and knotty rhythms, offering commentary on modern life and technology through curious lyrical vignettes, where quotidian objects and scenes are never just as they seem.

Deep In View is equally a product of introspective songwriting as it is a consideration of the abstract landmarks of an increasingly media-mediated society. It also presents the most concise and melodic songs Darcy and Stidworthy have written to date.. The album sounds streamlined and intentional, as the rhythms of the punchy and exuberant guitar parts, urgent basslines, and unexpected drum patterns all tangle with each other in an elegant dance. At the center of all these elements is Darcy, whose characteristically wry voice shifts from detached to decisive to distressed, throughout the album’s course. Both enigmatically dense in meaning but precisely intricate in sound, Deep in View is an album that sparks novel interpretations with every listen, like an art object that takes on new shape with each angle from which you hold it.

“Where Ought experimented with new instrumentation, Cola exceeds at doing more with less. Deep in View gets its name from a collection of works by Philosopher Alan Watts. Much like his work, this album is best considered while navigating the gloomy concrete jungle”Post Trash

“Cola make it all seem effortless to create perfectly catchy post-punk tunes, incorporating their punchy instrumentals with casual social commentary and calming meditative meanings” Exclaim

“A sturdy, engaging, and highly listenable debut that feels less like a continuation of Ought and more like a new path branching off some of their best work”All Music