Cork, Ireland’s GOD ALONE have today announced April UK tour dates in support of their recently released sophomore album, ETC, via Prosthetic Records. Tickets to the math / noise rock group’s upcoming tour will be on sale this Wednesday (December 14) at 10am GMT.
Speaking on the tour announcement, the band comments: “We can’t wait to begin what is going to be our longest tour yet. We’re so excited to see all the places that we’ve never played before and revisit some of our favourite cities. This is also going to be the first tour we’ve ever done that isn’t through public transport!
“We’re currently working some new unreleased material into our set which is a further evolution of the sounds on our last album but still very different, so come a long and see all of that!”
GOD ALONE UK tour dates:
04 April – Prince Albert – Brighton
05 April – Shacklewell Arms – London
07 April – Forum Basement – Tunbridge Wells
08 April – Crofters Rights – Bristol
10 April – Hug & Pint – Glasgow
11 April – Rough Trade – Nottingham
12 April – Record Junkee – Sheffield
13 April – Adelphi – Hull
14 April – Parish – Huddersfield
15 April – Strangeforms Fest – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
The five musicians behind GOD ALONE are quite literally students of their craft; ETC – their second full length album – was recorded at MTU Cork School of Music which they all attend. ETC was produced by the band and Christopher Hockey, and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Witch Fever, GGGOLDDD, Ghost). The origins of the band lie in a heavier, post-metal sound, but the intervening years and an influx of new and stimulating influences has seen them broaden their palette, expand their horizons and hone a distinctive sound.
Whilst embracing all that the Irish music scene has to offer, GOD ALONE are constantly pushing to make their way out of Ireland and further afield. Cutting their teeth in an eclectic and enthusiastic local scene helped them to refine their live chops, giving their performance increased weight and attention as they progressed. Now when they write, the live iteration of their music is always at the forefront of their minds.
GOD ALONE‘s approach traverses through mathrock, dance, avant-garde, post-punk and more on its way to its final destination. Citing the Talking Heads as a big influence, GOD ALONE embrace absurdism at every turn – in particular the absurdity of nothingness; the art of existing without meaning or context.
Minimalist album art courtesy of Ian McInerney highlights the repetition of things that have no clear beginning or end – the endless loop of everything and nothing all at once.