Nearly a decade after bursting onto the scene as Manchester's latest guitar rock offering, Nine Black Alps have survived the slings and arrows of youth and emerged intact. Not that they have ever been guilty of sitting on their laurels.
After springboarding clear of Manchester's at times stifling musical fug, Sam Forrest and his charges embarked on a global jaunt that saw them reside in LA to record their debut album (2005's Everything Is) before touring, seemingly endlessly, across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
The pace slowed a little as Nine Black Alps came to terms with their fame and issued follow-ups Love/Hate (2007)and Locked Out from the Inside (2009). This year sees a new label (Leeds' Brew Records) and a fourth album, Sirens, due out in the autumn. The new record precipitates a breathless nine dates in 10 dates.
With Sirens out on 7th October, the tour kicks off three days later at King Tut's in Glasgow, before dates in York, Nottingham, Cardiff and more before the final date, a homecoming show, at Manchester's Ruby Lounge on 19th October. There's a London date at Borderline on 15th October.
We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 15th June priced from just £9. Ahead of the tour, Nine Black Alps play Bathgate at the end of the month, with tickets still available for just £3 (!).