The Altered Hours release their second full length album Convertible. The Irish group have just signed with Pizza Pizza Records and unleash this stunning 8 track album. Following on from some successful headline tours across Europe supporting their debut album and some blistering EP’s along the way, the group found themselves looking for the next step in their ever- evolving journey. Having previously recorded in Anton Newcombe’s Berlin studio for their debut singles and ending up in the infamous Funkhaus studios to lay down what would become their debut album In Heat Not Sorry, the band decided once again to change the approach and take their new songs back to the privacy of their own studio space on the outskirts of Cork City. The new LP Convertible is the result of countless late night/early morning sessions that took place over the past 2 years. Choosing to self produce and engineer this record was a conscious choice as the band felt an urge to take what they had learned on the road and in various studios previously, and condense all of this energy back into the boiling pot of their own rehearsal space.
The group have been a part of some exciting movements since the beginning and their path has been an organic one. They quickly became known in their hometown for taking over an ex-government building in the heart of Cork city, turning into a studio and creating a hub for the scene that surrounded them. The years that follow shine a light on the relentless energy of this group and unwavering love for playing shows anywhere and everywhere. Having been invited to perform at Liverpool Psych Fest numerous times, supporting the Brian Jonestown Massacre, selling out venues, churches and clubs, playing rip-roaring DIY shows in friends’ basements, getting joined by members of Spacemen 3 on stage and more recently, being invited by fellow Irish rockers Fontaines D.C to join them on their 2019 European tour playing sold out shows in venues like The Bataclan, Paris and Paradiso, Amsterdam. It’s been a wild ride for The Altered Hours so far and their music keeps evolving and growing as the experiences build. This is a group with the spirit of music deeply ingrained in them and a passion for making rock music something that you can believe in.
Their second full length album Convertible is a window into the band’s idiosyncratic tendencies, a closer look into how their writing and sound continuously moves forwards while somehow remaining rooted in their own unique world all at once. The Altered Hours seem born to be an underground affair, something that they wear with pride and this album is a wonderful culmination of their DIY upbringing, their unfiltered rock ‘n’ roll spirit along with a confident stride into personal songwriting.
For fans of My Bloody Valentine, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Loop.
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