“They've been building momentum with a lot of hard work.”- Richard Kingsmill
Ocean Alley have captivated audiences around the world with their infectious melody lines and memorable blend of psychedelic-surf-rock, amassing over 40 million streams online and more than 600,000 monthly Spotify listeners. Their acclaimed second album Chiaroscuro debuted at #15 on the ARIA Chart in Australia, and 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 the Northern Beaches of Sydney, the band – Baden Donegal (vocals), Angus Goodwin (guitar), Nic Blom (bass), Lach Galbraith (keys/vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar) and Tom O’Brien (drums) have taken their independent brand of sun-soaked psychedelic rock to the world in 2018.
Off the back of their sold out 7-date Australian tour in April & May 2018, 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”.
Going on to headline across the USA and Canada in May & June, the band then played a memorable sunset slot at Splendour In The Grass in July. Currently on the road across Europe and the UK, they will return home for a run of Australian headline shows in October before returning to North America to support Tash Sultana in November.