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alfa 9

gone to ground

BLOW UP



cd

Released: 11th Mar 2013

£11.99


after their highly praised & lusciously produced 2006 debut, Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s finest took things back to basics, focusing on 3-4 minute songs, great harmonies & losing the dirt from the guitars & the keyboards.

“I guess the sort of stuff we were becoming influenced by was far more subtly produced, so it was a pretty natural move,” says Leon of the album’s more spacious production, marked by rich mid-60s harmonies, ringing 12 strings & naturally overdriven & fuzztone guitars. Citing the 60s & early 70s folk & country-rock of The Byrds, in particular, Gene Clark, Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Brothers, the Paisley Underground bands of early ’80s LA & signature influence The Stone Roses, 'Gone To Ground' channels the same love of the past as such contemporaries as The See See, Tame Impala, Brian Jonestown Massacre & The Beachwood Sparks.

gone to ground

Tracklist

  1. El Morocco
  2. Birling Gap
  3. Seedless
  4. Gone To Ground
  5. Into The Light
  6. Old Man Blues
  7. 7 Mad Song
  8. Green Grass Grows
  9. Petty Lies
  10. Nothing Feels
  11. The Castle
  12. Ferry Song