added: 24 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
After a 3 year wait Nine Black Alps finally returned in October 2012 with their fourth studio album 'Sirens'released through Leeds label Brew (Kong, Hawk Eyes, Blacklisters, Castrovalva, Humanfly).
With core members Sam Forrest(vocals, guitar), David Jones (guitar), James Galley (drums, vocals) and new bass player Karl Astbury, the band had retained their distinctive and energetic sludge-rock sound albeit with a tighter and more dynamic style.
The band were formed in 2003 in Manchester, UK and were quickly signed by Island Records after just a handful of local shows and an almighty scramble amongst the music industry.
After a debut single 'Cosmopolitan', Nine Black Alps spent 2004 touring the UK before travelling to Los Angeles to record their debut album 'Everything Is' with Rob Schnapf. The success of the album led them to play several large tours in the UK, US, Europe and Japan.
After spending the majority of 2006 touring America, the band recorded their second album 'Love/Hate' with Dave Sardy before touring with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Biffy Clyro.
To coincide with the release of the album, Nine Black Alps embarked on their first UK tour in almost 3 years in October but now they are showing no signs of stopping by announcing further dates for December.
December UK Tour:
16th December Adelphi, Hull
17th December, Tavern, Blackpool
18th December The Hop, Wakefield
19th December, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
20th December ,Arts Centre, Norwich
21st December, Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
22nd December, Square, Harlow
Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/NBATour