Aiken Promotions present
THE ALTERED HOURS
– Upstairs –
Fresh from opening for cult psychedelic-rock pioneers The Brian Jonestown Massacre in Dublin last July – and with their debut album nearing completion -– The Altered Hours announce their very own headline show for Whelans November 14th.
The Altered Hours exist in a swirl of the psychedelic and hypnotic. Their live shows are known for their intensity and the band’s ability to envelope both themselves and the crowd in their sound.
Having recorded their first EP Downstream DIY, the band were invited to record their second EP, Sweet Jelly Roll, with Fabien Leseure in Berlin. It was subsequently released in May 2013 on Anton Newcombe’s A Recordings, home of psychedelic pioneers The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dirty Beaches and Magic Castles.
The group released a 7” – Dig Early – on Cork label Art For Blind in April of this year and will put out their highly anticipated first album early 2015.
The Altered Hours are not a band to be pinned down too neatly. The layered, cyclical guitars bounce between shoegaze detachment, psychocandy aggression and chiming raga folk. The intertwining vocals of Cathal Mac Gabhann and Elaine Howley float somewhere above it all, by turns transcendent and paranoid – The Irish Times
Heavy and hypnotic, the track nonetheless is drenched in melody, one part Spacemen 3, one part early Teardrop Explodes before an obligatory wig out. Great stuff, love the pulverising bass and metallic guitar fx. Lovely job. – Norman Records, 8/10
…this is not so much carefree psych for a sunny summer’s day but something more sinister creeping out of the shadows, albeit allaying any fear with a mightily catchy chorus – Louder Than War
With buckets of potential to offer, the most inspiring aspect of the Altered Hours has to be the confidence they display on stage. They’re utterly fearless and exude the kind of self-belief that only commands the same in their audience – State.ie
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).