London duo, Alpines, return with one of the most crafty and emotive R&B records you'll hear this year, out now on Metropolis Recordings.
Teased earlier this year with the slick intimacy of Completely, Alpines’ sophomore LP Another River pares down the sound of their 2014 debut Oasis. This new effort is not so much the sound of a duo finding their feet, as it is an utterly standout performance from a couple of intrepid sonic experimenters subtly refining their craft.
Their futurist brand of production renders Catherine Pockson’s R&B melodies into dazzling soundscapes, each thrumming with a life of its own. The duo’s application has fuelled various collaborations in the fashion world, including the likes of All Saints, Paul Smith and Urban Outfitters. The album is preceded by the release of Heaven, an anthem with towering vocal harmonies and a sly bass groove. The duo are masters in creating cerebral and inventive music without compromising on the simple unabashed joy of melody. Another River is an emotive outpouring on love and life that will resonate with people everywhere. It’s easy to see why British pop titans including The xx, The Maccabees and Florence Welch are fans. It’s time for a changing of the guards and Alpines are the new wave.
Alpines UK Tour Dates 2017
Feb 14th - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Feb 15th - Leeds, Headrow House
Feb 16th - Glasgow, King Tuts
Feb 17th - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
Feb 20th - Bristol, The Louisana
Feb 21st - Oxford, The Cellar
Feb 22nd - Brighton, The Prince Albert
Alpines are Bob Matthews and Catherine Pockson.
Buy Another River now, available digitally as well as on CD and transparent vinyl, plus numbered white label vinyl (limited to 100) hand-painted by the band.