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Irish psych band The Altered Hours return with new single + announce European dates for early 2018

December 11, 2017

 

THE ALTERED HOURS
NEW EP ‘ON MY TONGUE’ OUT IN EARLY 2018
UK + EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS IN FEBRUARY
HEAR FIRST TRACK ‘OPEN WIDE’ ON SOUNDCLOUD AND YOUTUBE
“A mini-masterpiece of drone pop… Concise, intense, and impossible to ignore” Clash
“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
“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.

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.
The band have now announced a string of dates in Europe and the UK starting in March, with more to be added soon.
01 February – Rosin Dubh – Galway, Ireland
10 February – Seoda Shows 5th Birthday, Kasbah Social – Limerick, Ireland
10 March – Night & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK – TICKETS
13 March – The Shacklewell Arms – London, UK – TICKETS
16 March – Supersonic – Paris, France
29 March – DBD Vevue – Dublin, Ireland – TICKETS
30 March – Regional Cultural Centre – Letterkenny, Ireland
31 March – Menagerie – Belfast, UK
13 April – It Takes A Village Festival – Trabolgan, Co. Cork, Ireland – TICKETS

On My Tongue is set for release in early 2018 via Art For Blind Records & Penske Recordings on 12″ vinyl and digital.

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