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'Small Town Boy'
Ålesund are an alt pop band from Bristol UK, fronted by the ethereal vocals of British-Norwegian singer-songwriter Alba Torriset. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres and artists, Ålesund's sound is a fusion of dreamy pop hooks, atmospheric soundscapes, and alternative rock riffs, which have drawn comparisons to the likes of Kate Bush, Florence and the Machine, Aurora, and London Grammar.
Spring Tour 2023
4th May - The Underground - Stoke On Trent
7th May - Cafe no.9 - Sheffield
11th May - The Crofters Rights - Bristol
12th May - The Phoenix Arts Centre - Bordon, Hampshire
13th May - I Shine Theatre - London
18th May - The Chambers - Folkestone
19th May - Kino Teatr - St Leonards on Sea - E Sussex
26th - 27th May - How The Light Gets In Festival - Hay On Wye
4th June - The Stables - Milton Keynes
5th June - Gullivers - Manchester
Channeling the sounds of Florence + The Machine and London Grammar, Ålesund offers an ethereal and elegant sound full of bright melodic leads and atmospheric textures.
Ålesund absolutely smashing out the park as always.
Ålesund have the ability to bring you in and take you on an exploration with them.
I want to talk about a track I had fallen in love with as soon as I heard it...
...mesmerising, seductive and glacially dramatic. It’s heartbeat built upon Alba Torriset’s crystalline vocals and a piano so emotive, yet raw, it would bring a hush to the largest crowd.
Alba Torriset... casts a defiant figure, strikingly dressed with a fierce plait woven around her head and her forceful voice splendidly clear and assertive. ..ultimately this is her gig...her vocal conviction commanding your attention. It’s strong stuff.