THE ALTERED HOURS
The Grand Social
29th March 2018
“Their sound ranges from ethereal darkness to psych-heavy trance to dreamy shoegaze, which makes it really easy to find yourself enveloped with their singular world” Pop Matters
“The Altered Hours continually transgress the intensity of their volition, focussing on shards of pure, white light amidst the black” Clash
“Steeped in haze and distortion and armed with mind-blowing structure” The Fader
“Powder-keg stuff that should be handled with care” Crack Magazine
Irish band The Altered Hours have announced details of a new EP 'On My Tongue', set for release in early 2018 on Art for Blind / Penske Recordings.
'Open Wide', the first single taken from the EP, opens with a bare tambourine and synth drone, before the band’s full force kicks in to introduce the guitar’s enchanting riff. Cathal MacGabhann's relaxed vocal is alluring; Elaine Howley’s whisper echoes; while the keys swell to solidify the song as beautifully crafted. While the lyrics explore the fragmentation of morality, musically 'Open Wide' exemplifies the band’s elementary approach to instrumentation, producing a sonic texture that is at once simple and potent.
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After a year’s worth of touring in support of their debut album 'In Heat Not Sorry', the band headed for Dublin’s Bow Lane Studios, where over the course of three days they produced a fast-paced and grittier recording to their debut. Clocking in at just 15 minutes, On My Tongue is a window into the rock and roll heart of the group; a side they plan on delving into even deeper with their second album.
On My Tongue is set for release in early 2018 via Art For Blind Records & Penske Recordings on 12" vinyl and digital.
Tickets priced €13 on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.