Ocean Alley At Gorilla, Manchester
Sydney Australia's Ocean Alley are coming back to our shores for a new tour. Don't miss them at Gorilla on Thursday 29th August!
Tickets on sale 10am Friday 8th March.
Fresh off-the-back of last months triple j Hottest 100 onslaught, Sydneys Ocean Alley have released their sun-bleached new single and video Stained Glass; the first taste of new music since the band dropped their momentous second album Chiaroscuro last March.
Moody and expansive in sound, Stained Glass creeps up on the listener; fusing elements of blues and surf-rock with Baden Donegals soulful voice, lingering heavily over dreamy tones and swirling organs. As the harmonies and dense reverb simmer, the track launches into its grand zenith, a multi-layered tapestry of emphatic, driving guitars paired with big crash cymbals and a hypnotic melody line.
Detailing the songs creation, the band explained Stained Glass is the first song we have written since the release of Chiaroscuro and began, as most of our songs do, with a chord and vocal idea for a verse that Baden envisioned. We recorded and mixed the track with our producer Callum Howell at the Grove Studios over two sessions with a focus on guitar tone and interwoven guitar parts as has always been a staple in our production. In the early writing stages we realised it was a great platform to explore guitar production in its entirety and with the help of newly acquired equipment and instruments we were able to create a spacious arrangement using interjecting guitar parts and organ sounds to embellish the rhythmic guitar strumming.
Hailing from Sydneys Northern Beaches, six-piece Ocean Alley Baden Donegal (vocals), Angus Goodwin (guitar), Nic Blom (bass), Lach Galbraith (keys/vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar) and Tom OBrien (drums) solidified their position as one of Australias most exciting bands in 2018, having surpassed 60 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 the critically acclaimed Chiaroscuro (2018) which peaked at #11 on the ARIA Chart and spawned the triple j Hottest 100 #1 and ARIA Top 10 Platinum-certified single 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 festivals including Splendour In The Grass, California Roots (USA) and Bay Dreams (NZ).
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