The latest single from ‘The Alps’, winners of XFM’s unsigned Exposure Competition is ‘World At War’ – released 15th August.
The Alps love tunes – can’t get enough of ‘em in fact! Similar to less fussy post-punkers The Jam, The Police and Elvis Costello, the Greenwich quartet don’t muck about when it comes to knocking together the kind of thorny three-minute gems that look set to barge their way into mainstream consciousness. Describing their tunes as ‘high tempo foot stomping numbers’ the band are a handsome bunch, sporting the same square-jawed matinee idol looks that forever haunt the faded celluloid of Hollywood’s golden era. The suave bohemians have so far wowed the cool sets at The Metro, 93 Feet East and Cargo, winning a host of new fans along the way. In 2004, The Alps won band of the week on XFM’s unsigned Exposure Competition and came second in the Karma Download chart (pipped to the top spot by Franz Ferdinand). Debut single ‘World at War’ is an urgent call to arms for a loved one, whilst everything else crashes around “outside your door”. A blood shot London sky is the backdrop for this recognisably British debut single.
windows media streams
Carling Academy Liverpool; 13th Aug
Carling Academy Birmingham; 15th Aug
Carling Academy London; 18th Aug
The Alps are: Daniel – Lead Vox/Guitar, Sam – Keyboards/Guitar/Vox, Dave – Bass and Hezi – Drums