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"BBC6 Video premier"

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"Ents 24 Band of the week"

see link - Ents 24

"Ryan's Smashing Life (USA)"

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see below link - Live music Review


2008 - It Felt Like Forever
2011 - A Girl and a Gun / Tamogotchi Landfill (Rhythm & Noir Records)
2012 (to be released March) Metal Book (cd/lp)



Schoolfriends who reunited at a funeral, Alberteen was formed in 2008.

After a self-released debut It Felt Like Forever, the band developed what is now their 'Rhythm and Noir' sound - cinematic, great literary pop music.

In 2010 Cornershops's Tjinder Singh picked up on the song A Girl and a Gun and produced an early version which was released on the 10 Years of the Rhythm Factory cd with The Libertines, Art Brut, Pete Doherty.

The Fall/Ian Brown producer Mike Bennett produced the album Metal Book at Far Heath Studios, featuring guest appearances from original Spiritualized guitarist Mark Refoy and Super Furry Animals' Tony Robinson.

The band were invited to play the inaugural Headstock Festival along with Ash, Field Music and Frightened Rabbit, opening the BBC Introducing Stage and getting media coverage for the 'homecoming' gig.

A Girl and a Gun has since been championed by BBC6 Music's Tom Robinson who declared 'Already it sounds like a hit. A classic with a killer hook - I can't stop singing it'. Jeff Barrett - Heavenly Records declared it 'brilliant' and Domino Records' Laurence Bell 'Terrific tune that is firmly lodged in my head'. It was released as a single with a brand new video on Sept 5. The band were also in session on BBC6 Music in September.

Singer Phil Shaw is a Professor of English who wrote the best-selling 33/3rd book 'Horses' about the seminal Patti Smith album. Bass player Ade Berry wrote two hugely popular plays 'From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads' about (and endorsed by) David Bowie, as well as the 70s Blondie/CBGBs themed 'Dye Young Stay Pretty' both of which have toured internationally and at the Edinburgh Festival and were huge critical hits.