Dec 17, 2019

OCEAN ALLEY - TOMBSTONE


Northern Beaches powerhouses Ocean Alley return with the smooth new single 'Tombstone', infusing their summery, psychedelic sound with a sprinkling of funk, soul and classic rock.
 
Recorded at The Grove Studios and produced by longtime friend and collaborator Callum Howell, the passionate and heartfelt 'Tombstone' is quietly self-assured; diving headfirst into bright, psychedelic tones and a floating melody, creating an intoxicating combination pairing Baden Donegal's buttery vocals with the group's signature epic harmonies. The track reminisces about a place that was once the perfect respite, however, is now just a wasteland, and the upbeat drums and endlessly catchy chorus juxtapose the sombre lyrical tone. 

In the midst of their relentless international touring schedule over the past 12 months, Ocean Alley have used short breaks at home to write and demo new music, with previous singles 'Stained Glass' and 'Infinity' released earlier in the year. 

A momentous year for the band, 2019 started with taking out #1 in the Hottest 100 of 2018 for their smash single 'Confidence', and was rounded out with their first ARIA nomination for Song of the Year. They sold out 30 shows around the world, having performed 6 headline shows in New Zealand and 3 in Bali, 32 dates in the USA and Canada, plus a run of 18 shows across Europe and the UK. Locally, they performed acclaimed festival sets including BluesfestLand of PlentySpilt Milk and a career-defining, Saturday night main stage performance at Splendour In The Grass which saw triple j declare "The bigger the stage, the better Ocean Alley get." The band also found time to curate the sold-out, inaugural A Day For The Beaches a community event held on the Northern Beaches last month to raise money and awareness for local charities One Eighty and Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and give back to their hometown. 

 Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ocean Alley – Baden Donegal (vocals), Angus Goodwin (guitar), Nic Blom (bass), Lach Galbraith (keys/vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar) and Tom O’Brien (drums) – have solidified their position as one of Australia’s most exciting bands. 

Tombstone is out now through Unified.