Following the release of Alpines sophomore album Another River – the band unveil new single ‘Motionless’ before UK headline tour in early 2017
The London duo returned with one of the most crafty and emotive R&B records of 2016, released via taste-making label Metropolis Recordings. New single, ‘Motionless’, is available to stream now. Teased late last year with the slick intimacy of Completely, Alpines’ sophomore LP Another River pares down the sound of their 2014 debut Oasis. This new effort is not so much the sound of a duo finding their feet, as it is an utterly standout performance from a couple of intrepid sonic experimenters subtly refining their craft.
Their futurist brand of production renders Catherine Pockson’s R&B melodies into dazzling soundscapes, each thrumming with a life of its own. The duo’s application has fuelled various collaborations in the fashion world, including the likes of All Saints, Paul Smith and Urban Outfitters. The album is preceded by the release of Heaven, an anthem with towering vocal harmonies and a sly bass groove. The duo are masters in creating cerebral and inventive music without compromising on the simple unabashed joy of melody. Another River is an emotive outpouring on love and life that will resonate with people everywhere. It’s easy to see why British pop titans including The xx, The Maccabees and Florence Welch are fans. It’s time for a changing of the guards and Alpines are the new wave.
Alpines are Bob Matthews and Catherine Pockson.
Alpines release Another River on the 28th October via Metropolis Recordings and headline London’s Moth Club on the 9th November. Lead single Heaven is available to stream now.
Preorder Another River here, including instant downloads of ‘Completely’ and ‘Heaven’ – available digitally as well as on CD and transparent vinyl, plus numbered white label vinyl (limited to 100) hand-painted by the band.
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Alpines released ‘Another River’ in late 2016 via Metropolis Recordings, ahead of a UK headline tour in February 2017 with support from TUSKS. New single ‘Motionless’ is available to stream from January 30. Order ‘Another River’ digitally now or as a CD and transparent vinyl, plus numbered white label vinyl (limited to 100) hand-painted by the band.
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