::: Wednesday ~ March 25th
2009 ~ Whelans, Dublin (Main Venue) - 10 Euro
Wed 25th March - Whelans Dublin
Friday 10th April - Greystones Theatre, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Wednesday 15th April - Whelans Dublin
Friday 1st May - Electric Avenue, Waterford with RSAG
MORE TO BE CONFIRMED
RETURN WITH THEIR BRILLIANT NEW SINGLE "CHAMPAGNE GLASS"
OUT MARCH 25TH; NEW ALBUM "HUMAN NATURE" OUT APRIL 17TH.
to be blasted by pop delusionists of grandeur. Alphastates
deliver their sound under the blanket of unselfconscious art.
Fed on Joy Division, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Sonic
Youth, Edith Piaf, Portishead, The Velvet Underground...,
this band will manage to reassure you that there's still urgency,
passion, and art left in music.
and misfits always come together. An after-hours gig in a warehouse
in Dublin introduced Catherine Dowling to Gerry
Horan. Some years later they formed alphastates.
In the hands of music composer Gerry Horan, Dowling expressed
the dark comedy of the Human Condition. "Pop is a perfect
avenue for human tragedy". Shy of performances and people,
they hung in the background. She sang her twisted off-kilter melodies
over his guitar and electro noise assaults. Other talented misfits
joined the melting pot. It started simple and their only goal
was to write beautiful songs.
Glass is the first single taken from their very beautiful
second album "Human Nature", the follow
up to their critically acclaimed "Made from Sand".
"Human Nature" will be released to
the public on the 17th April 2007. Already making its way to the
dance floors in New York, Champagne Glass is
a pop song draped in house beats but smiling through the eyes
of disco. Featuring two remixes by acclaimed production duo "Arveene
and Misk" and mastered by Nilesh Patel,
the face behind the mastering of Daft Punk's Homework,
Champagne Glass is a hook-laden pop sparkler that won't
leave your head once inside.
toured with Cat Power, Mercury Rev, Deus, Zero 7, Sinead
O'Connor, The Beta Band to name but a few, alphastates
have had their music appear on both Irish and International film
productions. They've played Oxegen numerous times
as well as the Electric Picnic together with
an a number of high profile festivals across Europe. Currently
put the closing stages to the contract with their US record label,
"HUMAN NATURE" is to see a release
date Stateside at the end of 2009.
continue to blend their slow elastic beats with delicously dark
pop soundscapes on a grander scale. Graced with the addictively
evocative vocals of Catherine Dowling and with
music that is beautifully pop yet ethereally alternative, Alphastates
have the potential to leave a massive imprint.