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.”
On the back of their sold out 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 that it “…would be wise to follow these boys into the wild and windy surf”.
Having fast become a fan-favourite on the band’s sold out Australian tour, conjuring mass crowd sing-alongs on all stops, the band's most recent single ‘Knees’ combines dreamy tones with hopeful yet commanding vocals and stunning harmonisation. The video portrays an endless summer, the lo-fi, grainy vision evoking a sense of nostalgia as Australia moves into the sombre, 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.
The band are currently headlining across North America for the first time, before heading back to Australia in July for the world-renowned Splendour In The Grass festival.
They will return to Europe and the UK in September 2018 for a run of headline shows and festivals, their first tour of the regions since their inaugural visit in 2016. The tour will see the band play shows in Germany, Netherlands, France and across the UK, as well as playing in Belgium for the first time.
Fri Sep 7 - Charlatan, Gent, BEL
Sat Sep 8 - De Nacht Van de Kaap, Katendrecht, NL
Sun Sep 9 - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, NL
Tue Sep 11 - The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK
Wed Sep 12 - Hoxton Square Bar, London, UK
Thu Sep 13 - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, UK
Sat Sep 15 - Attic Bar @ The Garage, Glasgow, UK
Sun Sep 16 - Gullivers, Manchester, UK
Thu Sep 20 - Blueshell, Cologne, GER
Fri Sep 21 - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, GER
Sun Sep 23 - Kranhalle, Munich, GER