Alice Blu
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Alice Blu


Band Alternative Pop




"Alice Blu 'Still Tortoise Nothing'"

Matt Hill Review

Alice Blu is four youngsters from the Lismore hinterland (aka Mullumbimby/Byron Bay) who on the strength of this debut EP look set for a healthy career in the music industry. These five tracks present a band with strong instrumental talents and plethora of composition ideas. Compelling vocal melodies and careful harmonies are shared by Toby Tunis-Plant and Jo Loewenthal; voices which complement each other well, offering light and shade respectively. The two guitars, bass and drums lineup is augmented by piano and strings on the expansive final track, Coma’s Fly Like Lucid Dreams. Exuberance and zest abound, with plenty of odd time signature moments to justify the self described ‘math-pop’ tag. The uneven metrics don’t distract and seem a snap for drummer Marley Berry and bassist Shaun Johnston. The punchy opener, Liberate, features a brooding angular rhythm in the verse releasing into great call and response chorus vocal. Loewenthal’s John Mayer-esque guitar work features on most tracks with strong lead lines on Out To Get Me while Fall Out showcases a dreamier, but still driving side to the band. There are some subtle production additions with an occasional heavily processed vocal or guitar but mostly the EP is a good document of a very exciting and energetic live band. Alice Blu will launch the EP at Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday 10 December.
- Northern Rivers Echo


Alice Blu's Debut EP is set to be released in November 2011



Byron bay based band Alice Blu bring you a fusion of sounds that has been dubbed Alternative/Math Pop.
Having formed as a four piece in February 2011 the boys have been gigging seemingly none stop since their first show which took place at the Great Northern Hotel back in April.
Since then, they have toured Tasmania, Victoria and North Queensland as well traveling their home state to its borders.
In September Alice Blu went up against 11 other bands from NSW and Queensland in the Tweed Heads Battle of the Bands and took first prize.
The boys have also been working hard in the studio to come up with their soon to be released debut EP "Still Tortoise Nothing" which is a high life journey somewhere between the tides. Still Tortoise Nothing is set to be officially launched on the 10th of December at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.
Next year bigger steps will be taken by Alice Blu with Melbourne as a home base and as the European summer calls out, so keep your eyes and ears wide open for this rapidly growing 4 piece.