“Chiaroscuro” is an artistic technique that contrasts light and dark shades to dramatic effect. It’s a fitting title for Ocean Alley’s sophomore record, which balances smooth, woozy psychedelia with swaggering rhythms, wailing guitars, and a myriad of influences from reggae and surf to straight-up rock. Where epic opener “Corduroy” and “The Comedown”—a hazy ode to the morning after—showcase their mastery over sing-along choruses, wild solos, and gorgeous harmonies, the Sydney six-piece showcase a softer side on the dark, intimate “Rage,” and the acoustic closing track, “Man You Were Looking For.”

Music Videos

Select a country or region

Africa, Middle East, and India

Asia Pacific


Latin America and the Caribbean

The United States and Canada