Interview: Alter Eden talk upcoming EP

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Alter Eden recently shared  details of their next EP Tigers & Lambs which is set for release on the 17th February 2017. The EP was produced and mixed by Mark Roberts (Black Peaks) in Brighton and mastered by Peter Hewitt-Dutton (Bring Me The Horizon, Led Zeppelin) at Metropolis.

Tigers & Lambs is the second EP from Alter Eden, following up from their 2015 debut Fearless.  With this new release we see a band further down the road of life, building on their experiences to bring a fresh rock approach. While Fearless was just that.. Tigers & Lambs is a confident statement of intent, Alter Eden are here to be heard!

We managed to catch up with the band as they talked about the upcoming EP, title song, proudest moment and more!

So you will be releasing Tigers & Lambs next month, are you pumped for the release?
We’re literally shaking with excitement – we’ve been building towards this for the last 18 months of our lives, with every move being made towards the release of this EP. Pumped would be an understatement!

Tell us about the EP
The EP is a statement of where our lives are at the moment – a comparison and juxtaposition of our youth, innocence and naivety, and our age, experience and knowledge – hence, Tigers & Lambs (With a fairly heavy reference to the William Blake poems).

What is your favourite song from the release?
Personally, I think it’s ‘We’ve Had Enough’ – the main single from the EP. It’s exciting, edgy, but has a lot of meaning behind it and says a lot about where we are and where we’re coming from

How has the title song gone down with fans so far?
Incredibly well! It’s an amazing experience when you drop a video and then a few weeks later you’re having people sing it back to you in live shows. It’s gotta be one of the best feelings ever.

How was it working with Peter Hewitt-Dutton and Mark Roberts?
Both Mark and Pete were amazing – We tracked down Mark after hearing his work with Black Peaks on Radio 1 – we heard one of their tracks and said ‘that’s it! THAT’S the sound!’ – It turns out he’s not just incredibly talented, but also one of the nicest human beings on the planet too.

Pete was also brilliant to work with – Mastering just feels like black magic to our ears – they take the track, go away, add some ‘sound better-er’ magic to it and it comes back sounding great!

Will there be a tour with the release?
Absolutely! We started it with a cheeky preliminary show on Saturday. The rest of the dates can be found below!

 

If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?
For me, personally, I think I’d work with Thirty Seconds to Mars – Jared Leto feels like a kindred spirit in the way that his work ethic comes through in everything they do, and also the whole frontman/video director thing as well.

What has been your proudest moment to date?
Come the 17th of February, I think it’ll be the new EP! Until then however, I think being nominated for Best Rock band and Best Music video at the Staffordshire & Cheshire Music awards is probably up there.

How much does your fans mean to you?
Everything. Absolutely everything. I think if, as a band, you’re not doing it all for your fans, something is very, very wrong. It’s all about them and it always will be.

 

Tour Dates

28th Jan – Manchester – Factory
February
Sunday 5th – The Honey Box – Live stream show
Thursday 9th – Birmingham – Subside
Friday 10th – Sheffield – RS Bar
Saturday 11th – Music Awards evening
Sunday 12th – The Black Swan – Bradford
Monday 13th – Camden – Fiddlers Elbow
Tuesday 14th – Live valentines special stream
Wednesday 15th – Northampton – King Billy
Friday 17th – Stoke – Underground -EP release
Saturday 18th – Daventry – Rockafellas
Friday 24th – Bolton – Metro Bar
Saturday 25th – Kettering – Venue TBC
March
Wednesday 8th – Rebellion- Manchester
Saturday 11th – The Derby – Barrow In Furness
Saturday 18th – Doncaster – Venue TBC

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