Tuesday, 12 March 2013
New Artist Alert: Alexander
The newest recruits to the I Am Mighty Records family are Alexander, 4-piece indie rockers from Newcastle. The band are set to release their debut album 'Say Hello' in the coming months but for now, their first single from the record will have to be enough to whet your appetite.
'You Lost Yourself', for which you can see the video for below, is a good indie-rock tune, primarily guitar-led but with some obscure drums and heavy-laden backing vocals helping to carry it along. The chorus relies on crotchet-stabs in the guitars to take the rhythm as the drums are a little less structured, and it's nice to hear the guitars open up after the second chorus. The video is simple yet effective, if likely to leave you feeling a little dizzy, with a cool concept that's done really well but it perhaps wouldn't have gone amiss to feature a change of scenery at some point. That said, this is secondary to the song itself which is a classic indie track; it's simple with no real surprises but tight and current nonetheless.
You Lost Yourself is available for download from iTunes here, along with an acoustic version of the track, and you can keep up to date with Alexander by visiting their official website. Ahead of the album release, the band will be out on the road later this month, and you can catch them in the following cities:
March 22/Rippon, The Matrix
March 24/Leeds, The Library
March 25th/Glasgow Ivory Blacks
March 26th/Edinburgh, Electric Circus
March 27th/Newcastle, Think Tank
Check out the video for yourself below. Enjoy :)