EQUAL #1 MOST PLAYED ON TRIPLE J w/e 25 FEBRUARY
‘CONFIDENCE’ #6 AIR 100% INDEPENDENT SINGLES
‘CONFIDENCE’ #7 AMRAP METRO CHART + #9 AMRAP REGIONAL CHART
“stinging blues guitar and an emphatic performance from frontman Baden” – triple j
“…gliding electric guitar that ebb and flow across a beautiful, fluctuating vocal” – The Music
“psychedelic, reggae and funk melodic, with a hint of sand and sea” – Scenestr
Psychedelic-surf-rock sextet Ocean Alley are excited to today release their highly anticipated second album Chiaroscuro, out independently via UNIFIED Music Group. Featuring hit singles ‘Confidence‘, ‘The Comedown‘ and ‘Overgrown‘, the acclaimed full-length has drawn praise for its addictively groovy, utterly sexy, funk-fuelled sound.
Watch ‘Confidence’ here:
Chiaroscuro is available to purchase digitally and on vinyl here. Tickets are on sale now via oceanalley.com.au.
In both subject and sound, Chiaroscuro explores the contrast of light and dark, from the hazy, hopeful tones on the paradoxical ‘Happy Sad’, to the wistful yet commanding howls on ‘Knees’, and warm, rich rolling guitars on lead single ‘The Comedown’ which was voted at #48 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2017, each song is drenched in equal parts distortion and dreaminess, pairing blissfully scuzzy riffs with intoxicating echoing vocals, to create the ultimate fusion of psychedelic reggae and laid-back surf rock.
Today’s release follows the sell-out of Ocean Alley’s first stop on their national album tour at The Tivoli in Brisbane, with a second show now on sale, plus final tickets available for their hometown performance at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. This news is coupled with the fresh announcement of the band’s debut North American tour, which will see them perform 30-dates across the USA and Canada in May and June.
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, six-piece Ocean Alley – Baden Donegal(vocals), Angus Goodwin (guitar), Nic Blom (bass), Lach Galbraith (keys/vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar) and Tom O’Brien (drums) – have captivated audiences around the country with their infectious melody lines and memorable blend of psychedelic-surf-rock, to solidify their position as one of Australia’s most exciting rising bands. With their acclaimed debut album Lost Tropics (2016) and two EPs under their belt, the band have amassedover 20 million streams online, sold out headline shows across Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands and The UK, shared the stage with artists including Tash Sultana,The Cat Empire, and Xavier Rudd, plus performed at festivals locally and abroad including Falls Festival, Rhythm & Alps (NZ), Groovin The Moo and more.
triple j, 123 Agency + UNIFIED Music Group Present:
Australian Tour Dates:
Saturday 14th April
The Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 15th April
The Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st April
The Enmore – Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th May
Metropolis – Fremantle, WA
Saturday 19th May
The Forum – Melbourne, VIC
Also appearing at Groovin The Moo:
Saturday 12th May
Groovin The Moo – Bunbury, WA
Friday 27th April
Groovin The Moo – Wayville, NSW
Saturday 28th April
Groovin The Moo – Maitland, NSW
Sunday 29th April
Groovin The Moo – Canberra, ACT
Saturday 5th May
Groovin The Moo – Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 6th May
Groovin The Moo – Townsville, TAS
‘Chiaroscuro‘ out worldwide