Hailing from New York, Alberta Cross have had steadily growing successes in recent years, being recognised in the biggest music publications as a breath of fresh air on the rock scene and having several of their songs being used in television. They have just released an exciting new album, 'Songs of Patience', so we caught up with them to chat about its reception in the UK, their promotional tour, future album plans and frontman Petter's new hat.
How have you found the European festival tour this summer?
Absolutely brilliant! The crowds that came out for the festivals were absolutely great to us and really seemed to love the new tunes. It felt like being home.
Has there been an element of discovery during the tour? Have there been any other artists that have caught your eye during your time on the road?Well, unfortunately, we learned that our tour manager has some trouble manoeuvring a van in Europe. That led to some interesting scenarios... Eagles of Death Metal were great to watch, and we seemed to almost be on the same schedule as they were. As always, it was good to meet old and new friends.
Continue reading: Alberta Cross, Interview September 2012
This week, we have a new video from The Spinto Band. The five-piece from Delaware return with 'Muesli,' the latest release from their 2012 album Shy Pursuit. The song has a retro-tropical feel and the video follows singer Thomas Hughes as he paces through a montage of blackboard doodles and sketchy animations. 'Muesli' is released ahead of the band's European tour, which begins on November 19, 2012.
Totally Extinct Enormous Dinosaurs (aka the producer & DJ, Orlando Higginbottom) released his debut album Trouble this summer and his flair for creating dancefloor-fillers has seen him remix tracks by the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. The video for 'Your Love' forms a neat juxtaposition between the modern day and the past (anyone remember the Walkman.?). Shots of bustling cities are cut with shots of Orlando, shut-eyed in an armchair, singing along, before his peaceful scene is gatecrashed by revellers.
Continue reading: A Week in Music - September 24, 2012
Alberta Cross. Petter Ericson Stakee, a Swedish singer/guitarist and Terry Wolfers, a bassist from the West End. Hardly a conventional mix, but with second full-length release Songs Of Patience, they have provided an album with a potent blend of British song-writing and a quintessentially Southern feel.
Continue reading: Alberta Cross, Songs Of Patience Album Review
EP review for The Thief and the Heartbreaker by Alberta Cross released through Ark Recordings.
Continue reading: Alberta Cross, The Thief And The Heartbreaker EP Review