Nine Black Alps will release their very first live album in May following on from the ‘Candy For The Clowns‘ studio effort of last year, their debut on the newly formed Leeds label Hatch Records.
‘Live From The Wishing Well‘ captures the band live at the Manchester Gorilla in December last year which was a tenth anniversary show. It’s out on May 4th.
‘Candy For The Clowns’ was included in Live4ever’s ‘Essential Albums Of 2014 So Far’ half-term report after our review read:
“‘Candy For The Clowns’ encompasses all things sinister and serene throughout its audio journey. The band has retained their distinctive, sludgy grunge-rock sound, but with a tighter and more dynamic style; opening number ‘Novokaine’ is an absolute punch to the stomach, with a screeching guitar and droning backing vocals, allowing obsession to possess in highly melodic and infectious fashion. The bass and drums pummel along in unison, keeping the song messy but in the most organised of ways.”
“It is the awakening of the beast as ‘Blackout’ unleashes the angst, guttural shrieks tuned acutely to be recognised as something to sing along to. Ears are split as the chords combust into a chorus of infectious licks; the vocals sinister in their stretched innocence.”