After a year of extensive touring with multiple sold-out shows Northern Beaches-based psych/reggae-rock band, Ocean Alley, have just released their self-funded sophomore EP ‘In Purple’ featuring most recent single ‘Muddy Water’.
‘In Purple’ combines reggae-roots and urban-dub grooves likened to Blue King Brown, Bad Brains and The Roots melded with the lo-fi surf-rock vibes of The Growlers, WAVVES and Goons Of Doom.
Recorded and produced at Sydney’s Studios 301 with Callum Howell (Carmada, Smaal Cats), the band’s front man Baden Donegal described ‘In Purple’ as – “Fairly organic in terms of the finished product and essentially its recorded how we jam and play it live. We all enjoy music which has a more raw and honest sound so we try and have that same feel with our own music as well.”
In support of ‘In Purple’, Ocean Alley have announced that they will be embarking on an East Coast run with dates confirmed in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Wollongong and Melbourne.
Following on from the EP tour the band will perform at boutique festival, Lost Paradise, alongside Jamie XX, Angus & Julia Stone, The Jungle Giants and Four Tet, which takes place over New Years Eve on the NSW Central Coast.
‘In Purple’ is now available to purchase via iTunes
In Purple Tour
SUN SEPTEMBER 6 | BALD FACED STAG, SYDNEY NSW (AA) –
FRI SEPTEMBER 11 | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
THU SEPTEMBER 17 | THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE QLD
SAT SEPTEMBER 19 | GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY NSW
SUN SEPTEMBER 20 | SOUNDS OF SUNDAY, GOLD COAST QLD
FRI SEPTEMBER 25 | UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW
FRI OCTOBER 2 | THE EVELYN, MELBOURNE VIC
THU OCTOBER 15 | OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW
SUPPORT FOR OCEAN ALLEY
“An infectious mix of mellow, reggae vibes coupled with intense vocals, psychedelic guitar solos and a wicked groove”
“They have managed to make the smoothness of reggae and infectious psych twang meet perfectly, and the result is pure bliss.”
“The hottest sound coming out of Sydney’s Northern Beaches at the moment.”
THE BRAG (AUS)
“Love it! Laidback groove, awesome vocals.”
SARAH HOWELLS – TRIPLE J (AUS)
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