February 29, 2016

Alberteen: A French Connection

photo: Lise Smith

English rhythm & noir band Alberteen have assembled a bunch of album tracks, singles and remixes for their new album A French Connection. French DJ Comma Period applied his signature sauce of Euro dance to Hidden and A French Connection, adding crackling noises and bringing the lead guitar and the vocals to center stage, with the latter track sounding like an updated outtake of a soundtrack for a late Sixties spy movie. Collectors wil appreciate the inclusion All You Need to Make a Movie (A Girl & a Gun Cornershop Mix), the final track of the Singhles Club, six songs released through Ample Play, the label run by Cornershop main man Tjinder Singh & Ben Ayres.

Longtime followers of the band will already own both their albums Metal Book and Miss World, so A French Connection, A Girl and a Gun and Infant Nation main function is to serve as reference for the reworked songs. The album's title track is also released as a single again, with an instrumental version as the B-side - it would have been nice when they had added that one to this grab bag of tracks.

Alberteen:
Ade Berry: bass, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano
John Rose: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, keyboards, piano, melodica
Phil Shaw: vocals
Gareth Warden: drums, percussion
Julia Knight and Kathryn Stephens-Berry: backing vocals

A French Connection will be released on Rhythm & Noir records. Release date: March 4th.

Tracks:
  1. A French Connection
  2. A Girl and a Gun
  3. Hidden (Comma Period remix)
  4. A French Connection (Comma Period remix)
  5. Infant Nation
  6. All You Need to Make a Movie (A Girl and a Gun Cornershop Mix)

Live date:
  • 03/30 Leicester @ The Firebug
    (w/ Evil Dick and the Banned Members)

» alberteen.com

HCTF review of Miss World.

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