Australian psych-reggae outfit Ocean Alley just dropped their newest single “Confidence.” Coinciding with the new single, Ocean Alley announced that their 2nd full-length album Chiaroscuro will be released independently on March 9th, 2018. Physical and digital pre-orders of Chiaroscuro are available starting Today!
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Ocean Alley are an emerging 6-piece out of Sydney, Australia. The group has been on a meteoric rise in their homeland, and hope to carry over that success to the States when they make their North American debut this spring. Ocean Alley is slotted to play Friday, May 25th at California Roots Music & Arts Festival. There have also been social media hints from the band suggesting a full tour hitting both the US and Canada later this year.
To date, Ocean Alley’s catalog includes a pair of stellar EPs Yellow Mellow (2013) and In Purple (2015), and a promising debut album in Lost Tropics (2016). Ocean Alley creates both dreamy, laid-back, summertime tracks like “Mellow Yellow” and “Holiday,” as well as dark, hazy jams like “Sleepwalking” and “Muddy Waters.” The band possesses an innate knack for combining sharp guitar solos, trippy organ fills, and buttery vocals over a fat bassline.
Be sure to check back to The Pier as Ocean Alley reveals more info on their upcoming album and US/Canada tour.
Watch: Ocean Alley – “Confidence” (Official Video)
Watch: Ocean Alley – “Yellow Mellow” (Live at The Metro Theatre, Sydney)