Australia’s ALPINE Confirmed to Support Crystal Fighters on U.S. Summer Tour

By on April 10, 2013


Australia’s Alpine are excited to announce that they are set to support Spanish rockers Crystal Fighters on a U.S. run this June. Since forming, Alpine have toured extensively with the likes of Kimbra, Sia, Cloud Control, The Naked And Famous, and Matt Corby; they have also just wrapped their first U.S. tour including a stop at SXSW 2013. Additionally, the band has appeared at various festivals worldwide including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound and Falls Festival. Full tour dates are below.

A Is For Alpine the debut album from the band, will be released stateside May 21 on Votiv. The new release, which was recently chosen as iTunes’ Australian Alternative Album of the Year, has received early critical praise from the likes of KCRW, Nylon, and Pitchfork, who dubbed it an “unforgettably light and charismatic gem”. Alpine was also recently featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.
The latest video for the track “Seeing Red” sees the six piece literally launch themselves into space, and can be viewed here .

Alpine is Phoebe Baker and Lou James (dual vocals), Christian O’Brien (guitar), Ryan Lamb (bass), Tim Royall (keys) and Phil Tucker (drums). The new album was recorded in Melbourne with producer Dann Hume who helped the band experiment with sounds and textures. Of the record Lamb notes, “We wanted to represent the different sides of our music, so there’s some sad moments, some dancey moments, some rocking out and lots of harmonies.” No strangers to the benefits of shared ideas and the collaborative process, Alpine’s own methods for song writing reflect the strong and respectful working relationship they had with Hume. Baker describes the new album as the band’s “innocent and not so innocent explorations through our twenty-something emotions.”

Alpine Tour Dates // Supporting Crystal Fighters

June 1 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

June 4 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

June 5 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

June 7 – Portland, OR – Holocene

June 8 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

June 9 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

June 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

June 12 –  Denver, CO –  Larimer Lounge

June 14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

June 15 –  Toronto, ON – The Hoxton

June 17 – Montreal, CA –  SAT

June 18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

June 19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.