One of Australia’s most celebrated new acts and beloved indie-funk lords, Ocean Alley, revealed the reflective new video for their latest single “Tombstone”, fresh off the back of their latest tour on Australia’s renowned Laneway Festival and a stint in New Zealand for Bay Dreams Festival, to launch into the new decade. Shot on Super 8 film by long-time collaborators The Sauce, the “Tombstone” video chronicles standout moments from the 12-month journey of Ocean Alley’s breakthrough year. The track is available to stream here and the new video is available to watch now on YouTube.
Speaking on the new video the band said, “The last 12 months on the road around the world has been incredible. We thought a four-minute wrap of our time seeing new and familiar places and faces was the perfect accompaniment for Tombstone”.
Rounding out 2019 with 30 sold out performances around the world after playing their biggest international shows to date, the band gave a career-defining performance at Australian mainstay festival Splendour In The Grass, as well as an electric set at Reading & Leeds Festival on top of a sold-out US headlining tour. Ocean Alley has also been announced for the 2020 installment of Electric Forest Festival taking place June 25th-28th in Michigan.
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. They 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 (AU), BottleRock (USA) and Rhythm and Vines (NZ). 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. Now 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 Double Platinum-certified single “Confidence”, that was nominated for ARIA Song of the Year in 2019. Having surpassed 200 million catalog streams, as well as achieving the impressive feat of attaining more than 1.2 million monthly Spotify listeners, the band has, as stated best by triple j, “surfed their way to ‘Next Big Thing’ status.”