We teamed up with the guys from Ocean Alley to launch our latest fits in style. The Sauce captured the crew as they got busy jamming + partying it up in an deserted pool, while Dane Singleton and Jamie Krups snapped some epic stills – all before the bull dozer came knocking! Safe to say good times were had and the Wrangler threads stood the test. Loads of new season denim has just arrived, get yourself sorted and be sure to check out the latest single from the boys – Overgrown.
Ocean Alley are a Sydney 6-Piece who’s unique brand of psych-rock has been entrancing crowds all over Europe, Australia and New Zealand since 2013. Whether being blown away in the mosh at one of their live shows or listening through the speakers in the comfort your own home Ocean Alley make music that will satisfy you whatever mood you’re in. OA show their impressive musical range throughout their discography including heavier mosh songs like Space Goat (In Purple EP) and also syncopated jazzy influences such as in Hold On (Lost Tropics LP), as well as the reggae inspired track Yellow Mellow (Yellow Mellow EP) or Pretty Little Devil (Lost Tropics LP) which they’ve showcased for us on this video.
We asked them to showcase a song for us: “We chose pretty little devil off our last album Lost Tropics, it’s a playful song about an ex-girlfriend of Nic’s who got a little bit over-attached after their relationship ended. She’d be waiting for us where we went to check the surf after work and she’d find all these random reasons to show up at his house.” We were humming the song all week after we finished the shoot, it’s a catchy one!
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Get to know the legends from Ocean Alley & hear about what's on the cards for them...
You guys have been getting around a bit lately! Where was the place you most enjoyed travelling through recently?
Tom - “I’d probably say New Zealand aye. The place is stunning, epic landscapes and while you
drive you get to meet people who love music and are probably more crazy than we are….in a good
Nic - “Yeah I don’t know, New Zealand obviously but I also really like Holland, the Dutch people
there are some of the nicest I’v met. I also liked the glaciers in the French alps.”
Baden - “New Zealand is pretty up there……”
What’s the best and worst part of being on tour?
Baden - “Worst? Farts on the bus”
Nic - “Hangovers”
Baden - “Farts on the bus while hungover”
Tom - “Best part is when you get full venues and free beers”
You just released a new single 'Overgrown', can you tell us a bit about it?
Baden - “We spent a long weekend away recently trying to write new music but we ended up
pissing around the whole time, luckily in the last couple of hours of the last day we managed to pull
overgrown out of our ass. It was all recorded at The Grove studios on the Central Coast a week
after we jammed it for the first time, that kind of happens a lot with us.”
Nic - “Just f**ken listen to it you turds”
Does this mean you’ve got a new album on the way? What can we expect from your new songs?
Tom - “We’re writing music at the moment but we can’t say much more than that.”
Nic- “It should be out later this year.”
Baden - “Sick one dude…”
What genres are tickling your fancy at the moment?
Nic - “Low-fi, I’m really digging Connan Mockasin at the moment”
Baden - “Blues, psych rock”
Tom - “Probably Psych rock, lotta that going around our house at the moment, also Soul Disco”
Baden - “We play pool and listen to soul disco on Wednesday nights.”
If we bumped into you on a morning after a gig what would you look like? What’s your recovery
process after a big show?
Tom - “A pack of dusty, haggard looking dudes wearing last nights jeans probably without a shirt,
shoes or undies. I think a little part of me dies after every show, there is no recovery.”
We were lucky enough to embard on the unique adventure that was The Secret Garden Festival from feb 24-26th where we hosted our very first Wrangler Pub that was without a doubt the heaving hub of the festival. We closed off the weekend with our Wrangler Exchange program which saw festival goers tread through the mud bright & early to come and make their denim donations, all of which are being donated to Launch Housing. Thanks so much to all that made it such an epic time & a festival we will never forget!
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