Northern Beaches masters of groove Ocean Alley are stoked to announce their funky hit-single ‘Confidence‘ has been certified gold in Australia. A huge crowd favourite in the band’s live show, ‘Confidence’ has moved over 35,000 units since its release in February this year, surpassing 8 million streams and over 1.5 million video plays.
The track comes from their critically acclaimed second album Chiaroscuro which was recorded and produced by long-time friend Callum Howell at The Grove Studios, and released independently with distribution via UNIFIED Music Group. The record has clocked up a number of impressive feats, selling over 10,000 copies and amassing over 20 million streams, debuting at #15 on the ARIA Album Chart and nominated for J Award ‘Australian Album of the Year’.
2018 has seen Ocean Alley continue to carve their place in the international music scene with their relentless touring schedule – the band playing 96 shows around the world, visiting 10 countries to perform in 60 different cities. They recently stopped into Chicago Music Exchange, home to one of the world’s premier collections of vintage guitars and basses, to contribute a cruisey live rendition of ‘Knees‘ to CME’s Labor of Love sessions.
Back on home soil, Ocean Alley sold over 25,000 tickets to their Australian shows including 15 sold out dates – the six-piece using their growing profile for good, partnering up with the Cerebral Palsy Allianceto raise $17,000 from their ticket sales to increase awareness of the disability and encourage public support. To make a donation, or to find out more information on Cerebral Palsy Alliance visit here.
Rounding out their biggest year yet, Ocean Alley are currently playing their final North American shows with Tash Sultana, before returning home bring in the new year at Falls Festival. They’ll rejoin Tash in 2019 on support duties during her Australian tour throughout February and March.
Photo credit: Brayden Smith
Ocean Alley perform ‘Knees’ on Chicago Music Exchange’s Labor of Love
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 in 2018, with audiences engrossed in their soulful, dreamy tones and summer vibes. Their acclaimed second album Chiaroscuro was awarded the covetedtriple j Feature Album, has been praised as one of The Music’s ‘Top 30 Albums of 2018 (So Far)’ and saw triple j boldly declare “Ocean Alley have surfed their way to ‘Next Big Thing’ status.” The band’s catalogue has reached 40 million streams worldwide, with over 600,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, but the best is still to come… LifeWithoutAndy have stated “Ocean Alley’s biggest days are still ahead of them.”
OCEAN ALLEY performing at:
Falls Festival Lorne, Victoria
Friday 28 December – Monday 31 December
Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tasmania
Saturday 29 December – Monday 31 December
Falls Festival Byron Bay, New South Wales
Monday 31 December – Wednesday 2 January
Falls Festival Fremantle, Western Australia
Saturday 5 January – Sunday 6 January
Ocean Alley – ‘Confidence’ [Single]
Available to stream and purchase here.