Review: Ocean Valley’s Infinity

Posted on 7 July 2019
By Alley Richardson
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Scintillating, multi-instrumental vibes creating a depth of layered sound to transport you into the dream-like world of Australia’s groove-masters Ocean Alley with their newest offering Infinity.

A carefully constructed piece that sways gracefully into the moment till you find yourself tapping along with heady beat of its rhythm. It’s uptempo but in the most delicate way, the welcome intrusion of hot summer sun and balmy nights. A pure sensory delight.

Following the success of Stained Glass and the release of the critically acclaimed album Chiaroscuro which scored a Triple J Hot 100 #1, this newest single comes amid the bands 32 date North American tour and the planned UK dates later this year.

With two albums already, Lost Tropics (2016) and Chiaroscuro (2018) the band have a worldwide audience and are selling out shows both home and abroad, including Splendour In The Grass (AU), California Roots (USA) and Bay Dreams festivals.

Ocean Alley have been playing since 2011 releasing their first EP Yellow Mellow in 2013 and after the release their first music video Weary Eyed began to gather a wider audience, touring for the first time in 2014.

Through 2014 and 2015 they toured no less than five times around Australia, ending their tour with the release of their second EP In Purple and by the end of the year the band was recording their first studio album which was released the filling year.

Making up Ocean Alley are Baden Donegal (vocals, guitar) Angus Goodwin (lead guitar) Lachlan Galbraith (keyboard, vocals) Mitch Galbraith (rhythm guitar) Nic Blom (bass) and Tom O’Brien (drums), with so much creativity flowing through the band.

It’s hardly surprising they have already began receiving award nominations from the Australian Performing Right Association for Rock Work Of The Year for their 2019 single Confidence released 4th February.