Psychedelic-surf-rock sextet Ocean Alley are excited to today release their highly anticipated second album Chiaroscuro, out independently via UNIFIED Music Group. Featuring hit singles 'Confidence', 'The Comedown' and 'Overgrown', the acclaimed full-length has drawn praise for its addictively groovy, utterly sexy, funk-fueled sound.
Through both subject and sound, Chiaroscuro explores the contrast of light and dark, from the hazy, hopeful tones on the paradoxical 'Happy Sad', to the wistful yet commanding howls on 'Knees', and warm, rich rolling guitars on lead single 'The Comedown', which was voted at #48 in triple j's Hottest 100 of 2017, each song drenched in equal parts distortion and dreaminess, pairing blissfully scuzzy riffs with intoxicating echoing vocals, to create the ultimate fusion of psychedelic reggae and laid back surf rock.
Today's release follows the sell-out of Ocean Alley's first stop on their national album tour at The Tivoli in Brisbane, with a second show now on sale, plus final tickets available for their performance at Sydney's Enmore Theatre. This news is coupled with the fresh announcement of the band's debut North American tour, which will see them perform 30-dates across the USA and Canada in May and June.
Hailing from Sydney's Northern Beaches, the six-piece- 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, to solidify their position as one of Australia's most exciting rising bands. With their acclaimed debut album Lost Tropics (2016) and two EP's under their belt, the band have amassed over 20 million streams online, sold out headline shows across Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands and The UK, shared the stage with artists such as Tash Sultana, The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd, plus performed at festivals including Falls Festival, Rhythm & Alps (NZ), Groovin' The Moo and more.
You can snag yourself a copy of the album here: oceanalley.lnk.to/Chiaroscuro
Or hear Chiaroscuro live at any of the dates and venues below:
Australian Tour Dates:
Saturday 14th April
The Tivoli - Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 15th April
The Tivoli - Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st April
The Enmore - Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th May
Metropolis - Fremantle, WA
Saturday 19th May
The Forum - Melbourne, VIC
Also appearing at Groovin The Moo:
Saturday 12th May
Groovin The Moo - Bunbury, WA
Friday 27th April
Groovin The Moo - Wayville, NSW
Saturday 28th April
Groovin The Moo - Maitland, NSW
Sunday 29th April
Groovin The Moo - Canberra, ACT
Saturday 5th May
Groovin The Moo - Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 6th May
Groovin The Moo - Townsville, TAS
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