The Alps

The Alps

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The Alps specialise in catchy three-minute indie gems, songs form the core of their sound whilst they look like classical 1950's raconteurs every one of them. With a distinct Englishness at their heart and songs of such high calibre, the future looks golden, welcome to the sound of the Alps.

Biography

The Alps are four musical men hailing from the cobbled maritime backstreets of old Greenwich town, London whose confident and stylish brand of 3 minute pop gems look set to barge their way into mainstream consciousness.

The band claim inspiration from all kinds of unlikely sources including sea shanty folk, grandiose 70's power rock and modern day electro but at their heart they know their spiritual heritage lies in the 1980's and with bands like The Cure, The Police and The Smiths.

The Alps have had many successes since their birth in 2005. Their debut single 'World At War' claimed Gigwise.com's single of the week - "A tale of yearning for that elusive loved one, it's surprisingly optimistic and stylish stuff." The band were supported by Radio 1 and Xfm playing two live sessions that summer before appearing at the Reading festival on the same bill as Graham Coxon, BMRC and The Futureheads. Four further singles, an album, several European tours and about a million gigs later, the band find themselves at the start of a new chapter with a new bass player, their own record label 'Elusive Music' and a swagger not seen since John Travolta swayed down a New York sidewalk in Saturday Night Fever.

Other accolades include a prestigious Mighty Boosh Aftershow Party, the attendance of David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff at a headline Koko show, first album financial backing from an internet stock market company, Spanish album release and the production talents of the formidable Dave Allen (The Cure, Depeche Mode) on debut album 'Something I Might Regret'.

The Alps will release next single 'Obstacle Race' in February 2009 in conjunction with a headline European tour and various UK dates.

Lyrics

World at War

Written By: The Alps

God bless the day
you came my way
you make things better

Inside your car
you stole my heart
you make things better

better better better
you make things better
you make it alright
despite the English weather
you make it warm and bright

the world at war
outside my door
under pressure

stay on my arm
my lucky charm
you make things better

better better better
you make things better
you make it alright
Despite my disposition
you make me feel alright

You make things better
you make it alright
despite the English weather
You make it warm and bright

stay with me tonight

Discography

World at War - Single 2006
Last Dance - Single 2006
Hunted & Haunted - Single 2007
Something I Might Regret - Single Feb 2008
Something I Might Regret - Album March 2008

Set List

Most of our songs are 3 minuters. A typical set list would be -

Something I Might Regret
Curriculum Vitae
As It Comes
World At War
Against All The Elements
Hunted & Haunted
Goodnight Vienna
Last Dance
Not So Laughable Now

There's no covers in the set and we can do more of our own stuff if required. The above is a streamlined set as we're usually only allowed to play for 30 mins in London.