Ocean Alley | Release New Single ‘Stained Glass’

Ocean Alley | Release New Single ‘Stained Glass’

DROP SUN-BLEACHED NEW SINGLE + VIDEO ‘STAINED GLASS’. BOTH AUCKLAND SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT + REMAINING NEW ZEALAND DATES SELLING FAST

Fresh off-the-back of last month’s Hottest 100 onslaught, Sydney’s Ocean Alley have today released the sun-bleached new single and video ‘Stained Glass’. ‘Stained Glass’ is the first taste of new music since the band dropped their momentous second album Chiaroscuro last March. Fans in New Zealand will be among the first to witness this new track live when the band hit our shores for their largest ever New Zealand headline tour this April.

Moody and expansive in sound, ‘Stained Glass’ creeps up on the listener; fusing elements of blues and surf-rock with Baden Donegal’s soulful voice, lingering heavily over dreamy tones and swirling organs. As the harmonies and dense reverb simmer, the track launches into its grand zenith, a multi-layered tapestry of emphatic, driving guitars paired with big crash cymbals and a hypnotic melody line.

Detailing the song’s creation, the band explained “Stained Glass is the first song we have written since the release of Chiaroscuro and began, as most of our songs do, with a chord and vocal idea for a verse that Baden envisioned. We recorded and mixed the track with our producer Callum Howell at the Grove Studios over two sessions with a focus on guitar tone and interwoven guitar parts – as has always been a staple in our production. In the early writing stages we realised it was a great platform to explore guitar production in its entirety and with the help of newly acquired equipment and instruments we were able to create a spacious arrangement using interjecting guitar parts and organ sounds to embellish the rhythmic guitar strumming.”

This April will see Ocean Alley play their biggest ever headline tour of New Zealand. Initially announced as a four-date tour, this quickly swelled to six headline shows nationwide after demand from Kiwi fans saw them add extra dates. BOTH Auckland dates are now sold out alongside the first Wellington show. The guys will begin in Auckland with two sold-out Powerstation shows before making their way down to Wellington for two shows at The Hunter Lounge, followed by a stop in Dunedin before wrapping up at Christchurch’s recently re-opened Town Hall.

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 1.4 million monthly Spotify listeners. With two albums under their belt, Lost Tropics (2016) and the critically acclaimed Chiaroscuro (2018) which spawned the triple j Hottest 100 #1 single ‘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 festivals including Splendour In The Grass, California Roots (USA) and Rhythm and Vines (NZ).

Tickets for the remaining New Zealand dates are selling fast. Fans are urged to act quickly and purchase tickets from official outlets to avoid disappointment.

OCEAN ALLEY
New Zealand
April 2019
With special guests to be announced
Presented by Eccles Entertainment
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE NOW
Wednesday 3 April
Powerstation | Auckland, NZ
SOLD OUT

Thursday 4 April
Powerstation | Auckland, NZ
SOLD OUT 

Saturday 6 April
Hunter Lounge | Wellington, NZ
SOLD OUT

Sunday 7 April
Hunter Lounge | Wellington, NZ
Selling Fast
18+
ticketweb.co.nz | 0800 120 070

Wednesday 10 April
Union Hall | Dunedin, NZ
Selling Fast
18+
ticketweb.co.nz | 0800 120 070

Friday 12 April 
Town Hall | Christchurch, NZ
Selling Fast
All Ages
ticketek.co.nz| 0800 842 538
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