ALPHASTATES
 
 
"Human Nature"
New single CHAMPAGNE GLASS Out on Friday March 25th 2009
"Human Nature" Released in Ireland Oct. 3rd on Maji Records
 
 
 
 
 
ALPHASTATES

Featuring the singles "HUMAN NATURE" & "CHAMPAGNE GLASS"
Out 24/04/09 on Maji Records
www.myspace.com/alphastates
Prepare to be blasted by pop delusionists of grandeur. Alphastates deliver their sound under the blanket of unselfconscious art. Fed on Joy division, Portishead, Tom Waits, Sonic Youth, Edith Piaf ..., this band will manage to reassure you that there's still urgency, passion, and art left in music.

They continue to blend 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. "Human Nature" is the follow up to their critically acclaimed "Made from Sand"

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.

Champagne Glass was 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 24th 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.

Having 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.

With music that is beautifully pop yet ethereally alternative, alphastates have the potential to leave a massive imprint.

 
 
 
 
ALPHASTATES
New single CHAMPAGNE GLASS Out on Friday March 25th 2009
Taken from their upcoming new album HUMAN NATURE on Friday April 17th 2009
www.myspace.com/alphastates ~ www.myspace.com/arveeneandmiskmusic

::: LIVE ::: Wednesday ~ March 25th 2009 ~ Whelans, Dublin (Main Venue) - 10 Euro

Upcoming ALPHASTATES Show:
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

ALPHASTATES RETURN WITH THEIR BRILLIANT NEW SINGLE "CHAMPAGNE GLASS" OUT MARCH 25TH; NEW ALBUM "HUMAN NATURE" OUT APRIL 17TH.

Prepare 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.

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.

Champagne 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.

Having 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.

Alphastates 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.

 
 
 
 
ALPHASTATES
"Human Nature"
Released in Ireland Oct. 3rd on Maji Records
www.myspace.com/alphastates
Prepare to be blasted by pop delusionists of grandeur. Alphastates deliver their sound under the blanket of unselfconscious art. Fed on Joy division, Portishead, Tom Waits, Sonic Youth, Edith Piaf ..., this band will manage to reassure you that there's still urgency, passion, and art left in music.

Music and misfits always come together. A late night gig in a burnt down warehouse in Dublin brought Catherine Dowling and Gerry Horan together. Some years later they formed alphastates. In the hands of reclusive music composer Gerry Horan, Dowling expressed the dark comedy of the Human Condition. "Pop is a perfect avenue for human tragedy". They wrote beautiful songs. 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 notably Stevie Kavanagh. It started simple and the only goal was to laud beauty and make music they wanted to hear.

Their cult fan base is ever growing and with a second album due for release in February 2009 and already being lauded by fans and critics alike, Alphastates have the potential to leave a massive imprint.

Having 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. Alphastates release their new single "Human Nature' on October 3rd 2008. The similarly-entitled second album is to be released in February 09.

 
 
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