New four-piece dreamscape pioneers Ålesund are starting 2018 with a bang. Comprising of Bristol scene stalwarts Alba Torriset (Toyface); Lloyd Starr (Madilan); Paul Hopkins (Little Thief, Sam Green and the Midnight Heist); and Jai Widdowson-Jones (Hannah Williams and the Affirmations), they’ve been playing together on festival stages for 3 years under the moniker ‘Alba’. A change of direction has lead to the creation of ‘Ålesund’.
The first single is due in Spring 2018 with an EP to follow. Produced by Jake Bright (Mary Spender, Doeray, Kate Stapley, Svelte, Future Dub Orchestra), it’s a collection of beautifully crafted songs with a sparse, Nordic undercurrent. Immersive sound; rolling drums; intricate guitar work; and soaring vocals, Ålesund are an atmospheric force from the trip hop heartland that create expansive, emotive and exhilarating sound worlds.
Alba Torriset - Vocals and Keys
Lloyd Starr - Guitar + Synth
Paul Hopkins - Bass
Jai Widdowson-Jones - Drums
24th February - St John the Baptist, Bristol
06th March - Castle Hotel, Manchester
29th March - Bristol Sessions, Gallimaufry, Bristol
27th June - The Nest Collective, London