April 23, 2018

Alberteen: Hey Joe! b/w Post-Human

English rhythm & noir band Alberteen will release their new double A-side single Hey Joe! b/w Post-Human on April 28th. Hey Joe! is about Leicester playwright Joe Orton and has nothing in common with the likewise named song that was made famous by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Pushed forward by a lazy bass line and tinkling keyboards, they indulge in smart lyrics i.e. namechecking John Lahr's biography Prick Up Your Ears in the chorus. The track has a Sixties psychedelic pop feel with sound effects that bring back to mind another icon from that era, producer Joe Meek.

Post-Human nods to the sound of the Eighties, with slightly muffled vocals. The extended freewheeling coda could have been even longer, had it been designated for a 12" single release. It'a a slice of danceable post-punk thanks to co-producer Angus Wallace (Spiritualized, The Prodigy, The Fall).

Phil Shaw: vocals
Ade Berry: bass, keyboards
John Rose: guitars, clarinet, vocals
Julia Knight: keyboards, vocals, flute, strings
Gareth Warden: drums, percussion

» alberteen.com

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