Australian psych-reggae outfit Ocean Alley have slated May 13th, 2016 as the release date for their debut album, Lost Tropics. The band’s first full-length rides on the heels of two successful, jam-packed EPs Yellow Mellow (2013) and In Purple (2015).
Lost Tropics is Ocean Alley’s effort to combine the raw, upbeat energy of Yellow Mellow with the dark, tantalizing sounds from In Purple.
Based out of Sydney, Australia, Ocean Alley features Baden Donegal (vocals/guitar), Angus Goodwin (lead guitar), Nic Blom (bass), Lach Galbraith (key/vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar), and Tom O’Brien (drums).
With Ocean Alley there is seldom a dull moment, effortlessly transitioning from hypnotic verses and trippy organ interludes to absolutely wicked guitar solos. The band’s dynamic style and energetic live performances have gained them a strong following in their homeland. Now they are taking their party-starting sound to the rest of the world. Ocean Alley recently sold out several shows during their first international tour in New Zealand.
Beginning in June, Ocean Alley will venture even further abroad, hitting a number cities throughout Europe, including a week long run in the UK.
Two singles off of Lost Tropics have already taken the airwaves by storm this spring. Their first, “Holiday” is a warm, summer groove lush with mellow energy, and the other, “Lemonworld” contrasts beautifully with it’s dark, chilling tone.
To catch the Aussie band live, the U.S. will have to wait for now. However, you can pre-order their 11-track debut album Lost Tropics HERE, check out their first two EPs on Spotify, or dig through their sweet collection of music videos on YouTube.
Article By: Brian Winters
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