You may remember our feature last month of UK indie rockers Alexander who, having recently signed to I Am Mighty Records, were pushing the release of their debut single 'You Lost Yourself'. As promised in the post, the Geordie quartet are set to release debut album 'Say Hello' on the 26/04/13 and I've had a sneaky listen to album-preview video (which is also available for you to listen to below).
Maybe I'm Wrong, track 2, sounds like one to listen out for, with picky guitar arpeggios and sandy-sounding half-time drums driving this guitar ballad whilst lead single You Lost Yourself sits confidently at track 3. Dividing the indie-rockers is acoustic ballad A Sweet Song which sounds particularly pleasant, before Bloc Party-sounding Vapour Trails picks things back up whilst the reverse guitar and uplifting feel of Old Fashioned Romance at the end of album stands out to me as the strongest track. The production and the song-writing is as good and current as the single suggested, however I feel the real stand-out tracks on this album are the slower ones; although the band seems to feel more at home with the energetic, indie-pop tracks, I sense a real calling with the half-time feels and obscure lead-guitar parts ringing out at the back of the mix.
This is, of course, just my humble opinion; why not decide for yourself and have a listen to the album-preview video below. If you like what you hear, be sure to support our up and coming artists and get hold of a copy from iTunes here when it drops on Friday.