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Alpines Empire (signed copies) The first 25 copies will be signed by the band,... and all copies come with a download code to get the full EP for free (including 3 remixes) Empire Is another great single from these Kingston locals that take on a genre of their own with electro-pop meets post-dubstep sub-bass. Imagine the XX with Elly Jackson of La Roux. This lot are definitely worth keeping your eyes on. They've supported some awesome bands like CSS and Fenech Soler and played for us instore and at New Slang. http://www.facebook.com/alpinesmusic Untrue 7"
Alpines Cocoon Local Kingston guys Alpines.. They played instore and at New Slang for us on the last single and this is just as good! Fans of The XX listen up. In the wake of receiving critical acclaim for their debut offering ‘Drive’ and a number of online tastemaker tips, the duo from South London have played to excited crowds up and down the country, including Glastonbury, Wireless, Secret Garden Party and a tour support stint with The Naked And Famous. Alpines combine the electric and ethereal sonic landscapes of producer/guitarist Bob Matthews with the ghostly, spectral vocals of Catherine Pockson. Taking inspiration from Cocteau Twins, Eurythmics and Portishead, this is pop music with a deeper and darker tone, but with a richness in sound that makes it a unique listen. http://www.myspace.com/alpinesmusic Polydor 12" Out of Stock
Alpines Night Drive E.P. Supporting Fenech Soler on tour at the moment and seen supporting Frankie & The Heartstrings at New Slang earlier this year, this debut EP from Alpines comes as a limited 10" in a die-cut sleeve. They're currently working on their debut album with producer Craig Silvey (Portishead, Arcade Fire, The Horrors). Those who have heard Alpines, a duo from South West London, write excitedly, making comparisons with familiar names from electronica and the avant garde - Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, Burial, Portishead. Alpines themselves see their music as 'Night Pop' a sphere currently dominated by Jamie Woon & James Blake. http://www.facebook.com/alpinesmusic Polydor 10" Out of Stock
Sub Focus / Alpines / Killsonik Tidal Wave Massive new single Tidal Wave from Sub Focus' eagerly anticipated second album featuring Banquet faves & local electro-pop / sub bass duo Alpines who recently played New Slang! 'Tidal Wave' hits you exactly the way the title would suggest. A huge washing sonic wave of a record, this bass music masterpiece is packed with trademark Sub Focus energy. Bursting melodies and stunning vocal hooks from Alpines lead the way to a huge drumstep drop that will have clubs and festival tents jumping. Another hands in the air breakdown offers some breathing space before Sub Focus switches to full on drum & bass for the second drop. This is undoubtedly the anthem of late summer, a sure-fire dance floor filler. Flip over for one of MTA Records' hottest properties, Killsonik, hits you with a tidal wave of grimey bassline combination. http://www.facebook.com/subfocus http://www.facebook.com/alpinesmusic Ram Records 12" Out of Stock
Alpines Tuesday 1st November at Banquet Records, 6:00PM In the week they release their second album, local duo Alpines drop by for an all ages perfromance in the shop! These two create emotional, atmospheric electronic R&B! Fans of Jessie Ware, Alunageorge and The xx will want to come a see this! 6pm start. In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Another River from us! Past Event
Alpines Wednesday 21st November at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Just after the release of their new album, Alpines visit the shop. We're big fans of the Kingston local duo, they were last here 2 years ago and now they are back with their third album, Full Bloom. They've really pushed themselves this time around with their stunning blend of atmospheric R&B / electronica tunes. If you're into the likes of The xx, Jesse Ware or Alunageorge then give these a listen. While their core influences have always revolved around the music they grew up listening to, Full Bloom is confidently eclectic in its frame of reference and comes across as their most sure-footed work yet. Prince, Aaliyah, Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Kelela, ‘90s rave culture and Massive Attack are just some of the muses channelled in this new work. Pockson’s primary lyrical concerns are growth, ecology, and change (as the title suggests), alongside the everyday challenges of love, acceptance and hardship, making for a record that’s braver than its predecessors. In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Full Bloom from us. CD | LP Past Event