Ocean Alley

Ocean Alley have captivated audiences around the world with their infectious melody lines and memorable blend of psychedelic-surf-rock. Their acclaimed second album ‘Chiaroscuro’ debuted at #15 on the ARIA Chart in Australia, and was awarded the coveted triple j Feature Album, going on to be nominated for Australian Album of the Year by the station. The album has also been praised as one of The Music's 'Top 30 Albums of 2018', with lead single ‘Confidence’ being certified gold in Australia having moved in excess of 35,000 units.

2018 was the year where Ocean Alley continued to carve their place in the international music scene with their relentless touring schedule in support of the new album. The year saw the band play 96 shows around the world, visiting 10 countries to perform in 60 different cities.

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 Alliance to raise over $17,000 to increase awareness of the disability and encourage public support.

Rounding out their biggest year yet, Ocean Alley wrapped up their final North American shows supporting Tash Sultana, before returning home to bring in the new year at Falls Festival.

The band look forward to bringing their sun drenched tunes to North America once more in May 2019!

The Morning Yells

The Morning Yells is a new Los Angeles-based band consisting of siblings Phil & Laura Stancil (guitar, vocals / bass, vocals), Trevor Smith (guitar, vocals), Jacob Boll (Keyboards, Guitar), and Curran McDowell (Drums, Percussion). Blending Heartland Rock, Americana, Power Pop, and Psychedelia with ease, the group has a knack for writing songs that are familiar and new at once. Their 2017 debut EP, Proper Wilted, received praise for its harmonies, song craft, and nods to classic folk. ­Comparisons to Big Star, The War on Drugs, Tom Petty, and Fleetwood Mac are common mentions at their live show.

On the influences that helped shape his approach to writing and performing, singer Phil Stancil says: “We grew up in a family band playing roots-rock and folk music at festivals and venues throughout Michigan, where we’re originally from. Our Dad taught how to play guitar and sing, and we fell in love with the Beach Boys, America and The Moody Blues by digging through his record collection.”

In late 2017 the band released its first EP Proper Wilted and in the span of a mere five songs, the band adeptly covers a variety of genres, from the opener “Must Be You,” an easy-breezy number that sounds like Fleetwood Mac’s 70’s heyday if it were laid down in Motown-era Detroit, to the authentic 60’s country of “She Knows Exactly What She’s Doing”. The effort was a thoughtful and gorgeous showcase of craft and collaboration—the band then set its sights on performing live.

2018 saw the Yells traversing the great state of California as much as possible, spreading their laid-back yet energetic tunes to eager listeners up and down the coast, and adding keyboardist/guitarist Jacob Boll along the way.

The Stancil’s and Co. are currently working on their debut full-length at Boulevard Recording with Engineer/Producer Clay Blair. The songs boast strong blood harmonies and anthemic choruses paired with often sorrowful and deeply rooted lyrics.
“A batch of high-quality tunes that are simply addicting listens. Blurs the lines between Americana, Fleetwood Mac and, amazingly, Motown”
— THE 405
“Spacious, harmony driven west coast folk-rock”
“If there’s a point where Laurel Canyon country meets Bruce Springsteen-esque road-rockers, The Morning Yells were born on that spot”
“If there’s a point where Laurel Canyon country meets Bruce Springsteen-esque road-rockers, The Morning Yells were born on that spot”

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