Ocean Alley Announce 2023 Australian Headline Shows

Beloved Australian rock outfit Ocean Alley are thrilled to announce a string of Australian headline shows in support of their 2022 album Low Altitude Living, to kick off in October. It follows the release of their cinematic ‘Lapwing’ video, and a triumphant return to the regional touring circuit on both Groovin’ The Moo’s national run and Darwin’s BASSINTHEGRASS festival.

Tickets on sale 12pm AEST Friday 26 May from oceanalley.com.au

After a huge free show with Coopers at ivy Sydney last Wednesday which saw punters queuing for over a kilometre in hopes of attending the gig, the upcoming tour consolidates a massive 18 months of touring and two significant anniversaries – five years since the release of their breakthrough record Chiaroscuro, and 10 years since cult classic EP Yellow Mellow.

Ocean Alley will return home for 6 massive nights, with Aussie funk/hip-hop sextet Winston Surfshirt supporting on all headline shows, flanked by psych-pop four-piece Le Shiv and indie-punk phenomenon Seaside on select dates. This run will visit some of our country’s biggest venues; Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, John Cain Arena in Melbourne, Brisbane’s Riverstage and Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium for a mega-lineup adding Western Australian natives Death By Denim, Dulcie and South Summit to the bill, plus performances at Wanderer Festival (Pambula) and Adelaide still to be announced.

Directed by Jamieson Kerr and shot on New Zealand’s North Island, the newly-released video Lapwing is a visual representation on themes of power, belonging, darkness, fear, freedom and euphoria – all of which were explored across the band’s fourth album Low Altitude Living. The band explained “We wanted this clip to feel as obscure and unpredictable as possible. It has a dream-like presentation where everything does and doesn’t make sense at the same time. Over the course of the song, the protagonist encounters physical, social and psychological obstacles – but viewers are given space to create their own interpretations about what they think they see and the way it relates to their own personal experiences.”

Low Altitude Living also features hits Touch Back Down – which was nominated for Most Performed Alternative Work at APRA Music Awards of 2023 – Deepest Darkness and West Coast just to name a few album highlights. It debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart – and #5 on the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, making it the band’s first album to chart in New Zealand. It was honoured as a triple j Feature Album and saw Rolling Stone praise vocalist Baden Donegal as “a magnetic frontman who delivers a soaring vocal performance of heady croons.”

Their latest full-length follows the success of 2020’s critically acclaimed Lonely Diamond which also debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart and #1 on the Vinyl Chart. The band have achieved 1x Double Platinum and 5x Gold-certified singles across Australia and New Zealand – including their triple j Like A Version cover of Baby Come Back which has surpassed 5.5 million YouTube plays and 35 million streams – as well as Gold certification for Chiaroscuro, amounting to more than 620 million catalogue streams and 1.4 million monthly Spotify listeners.

Ocean Alley have taken the world by storm with their dynamic live performances, growing to become one of Australia’s hottest exports. In 2022 alone, they sold more than 75,000 tickets across Australia and New Zealand, the UK, Europe and North America – and made major festival appearances at Lost Paradise and Falls Festival.

Supported by Winston Surfshirt* with special guests Le Shiv^ and Seaside+
Tickets on sale 12pm AEST Friday 26 May from oceanalley.com.au

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