Australian psych-surf-rockers Ocean Alley have announced three UK headline dates in August, with shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday (8th March) and will be available here.
“We can’t wait to return to the UK in August,” say the band. “Last time was incredible, with all the shows selling out in advance and the crowds giving their all. We’re bringing a new set this time and we look forward to playing it in bigger rooms to some new – as well as familiar! – faces.”
The announcement follows the release of their new single, ‘Stained Glass’, the first new music from the band since the release of their momentous second album Chiaroscuro, which spawned the triple j Hottest 100 #1 and ARIA-accredited Gold single ‘Confidence’ and saw them sell out shows worldwide.
The band are currently touring Australia supporting Tash Sultana, before a slot at Byron Bay Bluesfest in April and an extensive run of dates in the US and Canada during May, June and July after which they head to the UK for their run of headline shows and slots at Reading & Leeds and Boardmasters festivals.
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 60 million catalogue streams and achieving the impressive feat of attaining more than 1.2 million monthly Spotify listeners.
With two albums under their belt, Lost Tropics (2016) and last year’s critically acclaimedChiaroscuro (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 Rhythm and Vines (NZ).