“Dream sequence Knees engulfs a relaxed nature through its streams of gliding electric guitar that ebb and flow across a beautiful, fluctuating vocal” – The Music
Ocean Alley are thrilled to unveil the sun-kissed new video to accompany the raw and wistful ‘Knees’, a standout cut from their acclaimed second album Chiaroscuro – of which the 2nd vinyl pressing is now available. The band are taking the LP on the road in North America for 29-shows through May and June, having kicked off in San Diego this week and with two dates already sold out in Canada.
Watch the video for Knees here. Chiaroscuro vinyl is available from 24Hundred, JB Hi-Fiand local retailers.
Having fast become a fan-favourite on the band’s sold out Australian tour, conjuring mass crowd sing-alongs on all stops, ‘Knees’ combines dreamy tones with hopeful yet commanding vocals and stunning harmonization. The video portrays an endless summer, the lo-fi, grainy vision evoking a sense of nostalgia as Australia moves into the somber, cooler months. Tying in with the album’s theme of dark and light, the heavy weight of the song’s lyrics and emotive sense of longing is juxtaposed with the warm, floating imagery.
Off the back of their sold out 7-date Australian tour, Ocean Alley have received widespread praise for their mesmerising live performances, X-Press claiming “their live set was seamless, echoing their recorded music and enhanced by their sensual stage presence”, Savage Thrills declaring “they can’t seem to set a foot wrong” and The Music suggesting “…would be wise to follow these boys into the wild and windy surf”.
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 30 million streams online and more than539,000 monthly Spotify listeners. Their acclaimed second album Chiaroscuro debuted at #15 on the ARIA Chart, and was awarded the coveted triple j Feature Album, with the station proclaiming “Ocean Alley have surfed their way to ‘Next Big Thing’ status.”
OCEAN ALLEY – CHIAROSCURO Second vinyl pressing available independently here
Wednesday 23 May – Soda Bar, San Diego
Thursday 24 May – The Viper Room, West Hollywood
Friday 25 May – California Roots Music and Arts Festival, Monterey
Saturday 26 May – Harlow’s, Sacramento
Sunday 27 May – The Independent, San Francisco
Wednesday 30 May – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
Thursday 31 May – Sunset Tavern, Seattle
Friday 1 June – Capital Ballroom, Victoria
Saturday 2 June – The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver Sunday 3 June – Garibaldi Lift, WhistlerSOLD OUT
Tuesday 5 June – Spirit Bar, Nelson
Wednesday 6 June – The Gateway, Calgary
Thursday 7 June – Temple, Edmonton
Friday 8 June – The Capitol Music Club, Saskatoon
Saturday 9 June – The Good Will Social Club, Winnipeg
Monday 11 June – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
Tuesday 12 June – Schubas Tavern, Chicago
Thursday 14 June – The Drake, Toronto
Friday 15 June – The 27 Club, Ottawa Saturday 16 June – L’Escogriffe, MontrealSOLD OUT
Tuesday 19 June – Brighton Music Hall, Allston
Wednesday 20 June – The Foundry at The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Friday 22 June – Mercury Lounge, New York
Saturday 23 June – DC9, Washington
Monday 25 June – Blueberry Hill, University City
Wednesday 27 June – Larimer Lounge, Denver
Friday 29 June – Valley Bar, Phoenix
Saturday 30 June – Constellation Room, Santa Ana