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January 24, 2018 11:10 am

The Jimmy Cake, Fixity & The Altered Hours to play It Takes A Village Festival in April

 

Fixity, The Jimmy Cake & The Altered Hours all play the ITAV Festival n Trabolgan over the weekend of 13-15th of April.

More information here: http://ittakesavillage.fm

Fixity:

Saturday 14th April – It Takes A Village Festival – Trabolgan, Co. Cork, Ireland

The Altered Hours:

Friday 13th April – It Takes A Village Festival – Trabolgan, Co. Cork, Ireland

The Jimmy Cake:

Saturday 14th April – It Takes A Village Festival – Trabolgan, Co. Cork, Ireland

 

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January 15, 2018 9:26 pm

The Altered Hours unveil video for ‘Over The Void’ & announce extra tour dates

 

 

Over The Void is the second single from The Altered Hours ‘On My Tongue’ EP. This song is a flash of urgency spun with wiry guitars and shotgun drum rolls. Trashy and fast-paced with a sweet submerged melody that builds with proximity and zeal with repeated questioning ‘What did you say to me?’.

Frustration palpable in the face of mystery. A conversation started but not continued. The blind faith of the pilgrim who keeps seeking but does not know why, convinced nonetheless and set alight by the unknowable.
The accompanying video for Over The Void was directed by Helio Leon, cinematography by Izabela Szczutkowska & Helio Leon & edited by Afghaniscan (Robert Watson).

 

‘On My Tongue’ EP is out on Art For Blind/Penske Recordings.

Available on limited edition pink vinyl plus standard black vinyl editions on Friday 9th March.

On My Tongue | Open Wide | Over The Void | Hey No Way

Pre-order here:

https://thealteredhours.bandcamp.com/album/on-my-tongue

 

Friday 9th March – Picture House Social, Sheffield, UK
Saturday 10th March – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, UK
Tuesday 13th March – The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK
Thursday 15th March – La Cave Aux Poete, Lille, France
Friday 16th March – Supersonic, Paris, France
Tuesday 20th March – 8mm Bar, Schönhauser Allee, Berlin, Germany
Thursday 22nd March – L’officiana, Teramo, Italy
Friday 23rd March – Astro Club, Pordenone, Italy
Saturday 24th March – TNT, Ancona, Italy
Sunday 25th March – Moog, Ravenna, Italy
Thursday 29th March – The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
Friday 30th March – Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland
Saturday 31st March – The Menagerie, Belfast, UK
Friday 13th April – It Takes A Village Festival, Trabolgan, Co. Cork, Ireland

 

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December 21, 2017 7:03 pm

Percolator (#1) & The Jimmy Cake (#4) in The Thin Air’s Top 30 Irish Albums

Percolator & The Jimmy Cake wrap up a great year at Penske HQ with top spot on The Thin Air’s Top 30 Irish Albums going to ‘Sestra’ & ‘Tough Love’ coming in at No.4.

Check the full list here:

 


December 8, 2017 3:32 pm

Percolator & The Jimmy Cake feature strongly in The Thin Air – Top 100 Irish tracks of the year

Peccolator & The Jimmy Cake both feature in the top ten Irish tracks of the year. Percolator – Crab Supernova clocks in at #7 & TJC – Tough Love Part I makes it to #2.

 

The Jimmy Cake – Tough Love LP

” it’s another remarkable achievement from a band still at the peak of their powers after a decade and a half” – The Thin Air

Percolator – Sestra LP

“Percolator occupy the spaces between subgenres, from dream-pop & shoegaze to krautrock, and some pastoral Canterbury prog along the way. Let Sestra wash over you” – The Thin Air

 


December 6, 2017 1:59 pm

The Altered Hours premiere ‘Open Wide’ over at Clash Magazine & announce Euro dates in 2018

 

http://clashmusic.com/news/premiere-the-altered-hours-open-mind

 

Available on limited edition pink vinyl plus standard black vinyl editions on Friday 9th March.

On My Tongue | Open Wide | Over The Void | Hey No Way

 

Pre-order here:

https://thealteredhours.bandcamp.com/album/on-my-tongue

 

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The Altered Hours have announced details of a new EP ‘On My Tongue’, set for release in early 2018 on Art for Blind/Penske Recordings.

‘Open Wide’, the first single taken from the EP, opens with a bare tambourine and synth drone, before the band’s full force kicks in to introduce the guitar’s enchanting riff. Cathal MacGabhann’s relaxed vocal is alluring; Elaine Howley’s whisper echoes; while the keys swell to solidify the song as beautifully crafted. While the lyrics explore the fragmentation of morality, musically ‘Open Wide’ exemplifies the band’s elementary approach to instrumentation, producing a sonic texture that is at once simple and potent.

After a year’s worth of touring in support of their debut album ‘In Heat Not Sorry’, the band headed for Dublin’s Bow Lane Studios, where over the course of three days they produced a fast-paced and grittier recording to their debut. Clocking in at just 15 minutes, On My Tongue is a window into the rock and roll heart of the group; a side they plan on delving into even deeper with their second album.

 

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