Northern Beaches funk lords Ocean Alley have taken out the #1 spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018 with their groove-fuelled hit single ‘Confidence’, also placing #100, #16 and #10 for their standout tracks ‘Happy Sad‘, Like a Version cover of ‘Baby Come Back‘ and ‘Knees’ in the world’s largest music poll.
An undeniable fan favourite, ‘Confidence’ was certified gold in November, having moved over 35,000 units in 2018 and now surpassing 13 million streams since it was released last February. Three tracks are taken from the band’s critically acclaimed second album Chiaroscuro, which debuted at #15 on the ARIA Album Chart and has gone on to clock up more than 35 million streams in its first 10 months – it’s future classic status affirmed being voted #2 Album of the Year in triple j’s end of year listener poll.
Fresh following the announcement, the band exclaimed “This is surreal. Thank you to our family, friends and all the team. To triple j and most importantly every single person that voted. Nothing is possible without your support.”
OCEAN ALLEY performing at:
Tash Sultana Flow State National Tour
Saturday 12 January – Pineapple Fields, Sunshine Coast
Thursday 28 February – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 2 March – Botanical Gardens, Hobart
Friday 8 March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 14 March – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Thursday 21 March – Riverstage, Brisbane
Saturday 23 March – Mindil Beach, Darwin
Saturday 30 March – Fremantle Oval, Fremantle
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Thursday 18 April – Byron Bay