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Ocean Alley Share Psychedelic Pink Floyd Medley for Like a Version

Returning to the triple j studios, Ocean Alley mash-up a trio of classic tracks from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon and The Wall.

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Ocean Alley have returned to the Like a Version studios for the first time in almost three years, offering up a mashed-up rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe”, “Comfortably Numb” and “Money”, and during their recent appearance.

Airing on triple j this morning, the Sydney outfit kicked off their six-minute cover with a brief version of “Breathe”, from Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of The Moon album, which celebrated its 48th anniversary earlier this month. Merging into “Comfortably Numb” from 1979’s The Wall, Ocean Alley then return to the former album, closing out proceedings with “Money” after effortlessly bringing in the track’s iconic bassline.

“We listened to a lot of Pink Floyd,” Lach Galbraith explained following the performance. “Growing up, and our parents did as well, they probably introduced us all to Pink Floyd,” continued brother Mitch. “So when Lach suggested it, it was kind of obvious for us.”

“I thought ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Breathe’ really sat well together,” added Lach. “The keys were matched and they just kind of flowed between each other really nicely. Then I was humming it my head, I was like, ‘Actually, that’d be a kind of cool thing to put in.’ And then I thought, ‘If we did that, it’s probably not long enough. So then, chucked ‘Money’ on the end, and it worked out a treat.”

The group also performed a version of their 2020 single “Tombstone”, which reached #14 in the triple j Hottest 100 of 2020. This position was just two places higher than their Like a Version cover of Player’s “Baby Come Back” reached in 2018, which in turn remains the only song from the weekly cover series to break into the ARIA charts, peaking at 91.

Ocean Alley Australian Tour 2021

With special guests Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Dulcie

Friday, August 6th, 2021
John Cain Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, August 13th, 2021 (Sold Out)
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Saturday, August 14th, 2021 (New Show)
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Friday, August 20th, 2021 (Sold Out)
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, August 21st, 2021 (Sold Out)
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 (New Show)
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, August 27th, 2021 (Sold Out)
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Tickets available through the band’s website.

Also performing at the NEXT EXIT Festival

Friday, May 21st
Bicentennial Park, Tamworth, NSW

Sunday, May 23rd
Entertainment Grounds, Gosford, NSW

Friday, May 28th
Mackay Park, Batemans Bay, NSW

Saturday, May 29th
Mudgee Showgrounds, Mudgee, NSW

Tickets available through MJR Presents