Bristol dreamscape pioneers Ålesund are exited to be releasing their second EP and celebrating the launch of the lead single All Hail To Your Queen with a UK and European tour.
The EP has been produced by Jake Bright with whom they also worked on their first EP Shift & Flux, which received great praise. The band have developed their sound to merge the atmospherics with more punchy and up tempo drum beats and percussion, however their immersive sound; intricate guitar work; and soaring vocals, still underpin Ålesund's cinematic soundscapes.
Their music has been greatly received by fans and critics over the past year. After a busy time of studio work, a summer of festivals, a string of sell out shows, their first UK tour and a plays on BBC Bristol, BBC Introducing and a stream of regional radio shows they are now excited to be sharing EP number two with the world.
Epic beyond epic....it’s magic, it’s spiritual that music - Sam Boneham, BBC Introducing
Flawless production, exquisite vocal range and graceful atmospherics...‘Shift & Flux’ might very well be the best song we’ve listened to this year. - Tap the Feed
There’s a film not yet made, for which Ålesund haven’t yet composed the award-winning score. But it must happen in the future... - Bristol In Stereo
Haunting cinematics, total musical immersion and a beautifully Nordic twist; that’s the tour-de-force of Bristol four-piece Ålesund... - Born Music Online
Alba Torriset - Vocals + Keys
Lloyd Starr - Guitar + Synth
Paul Hopkins - Bass + Synth
Carlos Coronado - Drums + SPD
Photos - Rob Potter
We are currently rearranging our tour for when the world has healed.
We can't wait to see you.