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


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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.

The band have now announced a string of dates across Europe.

Thursday 1st February – Rosin Dubh – Galway, Ireland
Saturday 10th February – Seoda Shows 5th Birthday, Kasbah Social – Limerick, Ireland
Saturday 10th March – Night & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK
Tuesday 13th March – The Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
Friday 16th March – Supersonic – Paris, France
Thursday 29th March – DBD Vevue – Dublin, Ireland
Friday 30th March – Regional Cultural Centre – Letterkenny, Ireland
Saturday 31st March – Menagerie – Belfast, UK
Friday 13th April – It Takes A Village Festival – Trabolgan, Co. Cork, Ireland