Masters of groove Ocean Alley have sold out their entire national tour, adding their upcoming shows in Fremantle and Melbourne to the extended list and bringing their final tally to nine sold out dates around the country. The band is currently on tour with Groovin’ The Moo, and are set to make their triple j ‘Like A Version’ debut this Friday morning.
Having already played two sold out nights in each Brisbane and their hometown Sydney, Ocean Alley’sdynamic performances have been complimented by the likes of Bridget Hustwaite (triple j) as “So electric”,Reverb Online for having “the crowd singing every word and totally mesmerised” and Rabbit Radio as “one of the most incredibly powerful live moments I’ve ever witnessed.” Following this run of dates, the six-piece will make their North American debut with a 30-show tour across the USA and Canada, before returning home for their first appearance at Splendour In The Grass.
Ocean Alley released their second album Chiaroscuro in March, debuting at #15 on the ARIA Chart to widespread acclaim, being praised by Newcastle Herald as “full of slinky bass riffs, epic harmonies and soaring guitar solos”, Pilerats declaring “it finds a band at the absolute peak of their powers” and Music Feeds affirming “Chiaroscuro is what rock is supposed to be”. The LP was awarded the coveted triple j Feature Album, with the station proclaiming “Ocean Alley have surfed their way to ‘Next Big Thing’ status.”
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, 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, amassing over 28 million streams online and more than525,000 monthly Spotify listeners. With two acclaimed albums Lost Tropics (2016) and Chiaroscuro(2018) under their belt and Australia voting their beloved single ‘The Comedown’ into triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2017 at #48, the band have sold out headline shows nationally, in 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 and UNIFIED Music Group presents
OCEAN ALLEY AUSTRALIAN ALBUM TOUR 2018
with special guests TUNES OF I (NZ)
Saturday 14 April – The Tivoli, Brisbane SOLD OUT
w/ Drop Legs Sunday 15 April – The Tivoli, Brisbane SOLD OUT
w/ Sunrose Wednesday 18 April – The Enmore, SydneySOLD OUT
w/ The Jim Mitchells Saturday 21 April – The Enmore, SydneySOLD OUT
w/ Eagle Eye Jones
Friday 27 April – Groovin The Moo, Wayville Saturday 28 April – Groovin The Moo, MaitlandSOLD OUT
Sunday 29 April – Groovin The Moo, Canberra Saturday 5 May – Groovin The Moo, BendigoSOLD OUT
Sunday 6 May – Groovin The Moo, Townsville Friday 11 May – Metropolis, Fremantle* SOLD OUT
w/ Great Gable & Elli Schoen
Saturday 12 May – Groovin The Moo, Bunbury Friday 18 May – The Forum, MelbourneSOLD OUT
w/ The Jim Mitchells Saturday 19 May – The Forum, Melbourne SOLD OUT
w/ The Jim Mitchells