Nine Black Alps are to return in 2012 with an October UK tour and their fourth studio album ‘Sirens’ set for release on October 8 through Leeds label Brew Records (Kong, Hawk Eyes, Blacklisters, Castrovalva, Humanfly).
The band members are: Sam Forrest (vocals, guitar), David Jones (guitar), James Galley (drums, vocals) and new bass player Karl Astbury,
The group formed in 2003 in Manchester, UK and were quickly signed by Island Records after just a handful of local shows and an almighty scramble amongst the music industry. After a debut single ‘Cosmopolitan’, Nine Black Alps spent 2004 touring the UK before travelling to Los Angeles to record their debut album ‘Everything Is’ with Rob Schnapf. The success of the album led them to play several large tours in the UK, US, Europe and Japan.
After spending the majority of 2006 touring America, the band recorded their second album ‘Love/Hate’ with Dave Sardy before touring with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Biffy Clyro. In 2009, Nine Black Alps regrouped to record their third album ‘Locked Out From The Inside’ with Dave Eringa which saw them producing their heaviest work to date.
Following a UK headline tour in October 2009, the band took time out to pursue other projects with Sam Forrest releasing a string of solo albums, David Jones playing live session guitar for The Cribs and Martin Cohen leaving to form his own band Milkmaid. Nine Black Alps regrouped in Spring 2011 to record their fourth album ‘Sirens’. The album was entirely self-produced and mixed by the band in Yorkshire.
To coincide with the release of the album, Nine Black Alps will embark on their first UK tour in almost 3 years.
Tickets as well as album pre-orders and bundles are on sale now via Crowd Surge – www.crowdsurge.com.
A free download of album track ‘Don’t Forget to Breathe’ is available for free via www.nineblackalps.bandcamp.com. The video is below as well!
Tour dates are as follows…
10 – King Tuts – Glasgow
11 – Duchess – York
13 – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham
14 – Joiners – Southampton
15 – Borderline – London
16 – Green Door Store – Brighton
17 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff
18 – Cooler – Bristol
19 – Ruby Lounge – Manchester
For more information visit the official Nine Black Alps website.