Premiered by Billboard in the US, the track comes in the midst of the band’s North American tour, providing yet another taste of their infectious brand of genre-fusing bliss.
Delving deeper into Ocean Alley’s sonic exploration and experimentation, ‘Infinity’ picks up where ‘Stained Glass’ left off – layering swirling organs with shimmering guitar tones and synth sounds, intricately interwoven to transport the listener into an atmospheric, dream-like world.
The pre-chorus introduces an alluring haziness, enhanced by Baden Donegal’s entrancing vocals and harmonies, slowly building up after the second chorus to close out the song with an unexpected coda – complete with crashing cymbals and wailing slide guitar.
Discussing the meaning behind the track, the band explained, “It’s a more upbeat and punchy track than ‘Stained Glass’, addressing themes of perseverance, patience and practicing personal growth. It’s an insight into the current mindset of the band as we acknowledge our past achievements and beg for new challenges on a relentless journey forward.”
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) – solidified their position as one of Australia’s most exciting bands in 2018, having surpassed 70 million catalogue streams and achieving the impressive feat of attaining more than 1.4 million monthly Spotify listeners.
With two albums under their belt, Lost Tropics (2016) and last year’s critically acclaimed Chiaroscuro (2018) – which spawned the triple j Hottest 100 #1 ‘Confidence’ – the band have captivated audiences worldwide with their infectious blend of psychedelic surf-rock, selling out a slew of shows at home and abroad, plus performing at festivals including Splendour In The Grass (AU), California Roots (USA) and Bay Dreams (NZ).
Ocean Alley are currently midway through a 32-date tour of the USA and Canada, returning home next month for a special Saturday night performance at Splendour In The Grass on the main stage.
The band will spend the rest of the Australian winter months in Europe, playing 18 shows across the continent including an appearance at Budapest’s world-renowned Sziget Festival and a sold out headline show at London’s iconic Electric Ballroom.
The full list of UK and European tour dates can be found below, and tickets can be purchased here.
UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
7th – Sziget Kulturális Menedzser Iroda Kft, Budapest, HU
8th – Boardmasters Festival, Newark, UK
10th – Jardins De La Palud, Landerneau, FR
11th – Rock Les Bains, Plombieres-les-bains, FR
13th – Nachtleben, Frankfurt Am Main, DE
15th – Tone Up at Cross Club, Prague, CZ
16th – Musikfestwochen, Winterthur, CH
17th – Backstage Concerts GmbH, München, DE
19th – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin-altglienicke, DE
20th – Béi Chéz Heinz e.V. – Veranstaltungszentrum, Hannover, DE
22nd – Cabaret Vert, Charleville Mezieres, FR
23rd – READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL, Reading, UK
24th – READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL, Leeds, UK
27th – Electric Ballroom, London, UK SOLD OUT
28th – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
29th – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
30th – EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), London, UK
1st – Kavka Oudaan, Antwerpen – Merksem, BE
3rd – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL