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Ocean Beach Single Release Party

Sat Jul 20th, 2024
605 Morningside,


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Press Release, June 2024
Ocean Beach Release Schedule

Ocean Beach is a 5-piece guitar band from Auckland who play crunchy pop-folk and cinematic cruisers.

Imagine a world where Bryan Ferry and Steve Malkmus’ Tongan love child became a cheese monger who learned to play the guitar. A world where DD Smash takes more acid and Ram Dass is a pub rock band. A world where sonic instrumentals merge with pure pop in the middle of spaghetti junction.

Gary Dalhousie is the love child. Ocean Beach is the vehicle. The forthcoming album, The Long Road Home is the tale of one man’s journey from anxious Southland kid to conscious father, partner and mentor.

From Invercargill in the 70’s to modern day Grey Lynn. Spat out from a neurotic state highway of self-medication. Drugs, booze and anxious delinquency fueled this unwarrantable heap from the asshole of the world, up through State Highway1 and onto the Northwestern motorway, to be ejected at the St Luke’s off-ramp.

Prepare for the story of this cheese mongers’ self actualisation, his self-discovery.

The first single BOYS CLUB is a commentary on workplace misogyny. Other tracks describe sensational bucket bongs, a favourite pub reminiscence, an intimate love epiphany and an internal convo about letting go and coming home. It’s all here. A beautiful and enthralling musical journey. An aural, spiritual version of Goodbye Pork Pie, comin at ya late 2024, through several single releases and then the masterpiece.

1st single: Boys Club July 2024 – launch party July 20th, 605 Morningside, Akld.
2nd single: Come Around August 2024
3rd single: Omnism September 2024
4th single: Be Together October 2024 – launch party Oct 18th, Whammy Bar TBC.
5th single: Tower of Babel November 2024

The Long Road Home album due for release Nov/Dec 2024 – launch party late November TBC.

Engineered by Dale Cotton
Produced by Dale Cotton, Bryan Spittle & Gary Dalhousie
All songs written by Gary Dalhousie and Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach
Gary Dalhousie, Vox, Guitars, BVs
Andrew Gibbons, Bass
Troy Stanton Kerr, Drums, Percussion, BVs
Bryan Spittle, Keys, BVs
Chris Jones, Lead Guitars
Catherine Townsend, BVs

Album Art by The DWC, Roger Murray, Wayne Conway, Woz Elwin, Simon Coley
Photography by Simon Coley
PR and Management Renee Jones

alternative, pop, rock

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