Posted by Andy Ryan on October 3, 2009
With ‘reality’ being almost the omnipotent prefix of the television industry, it’s also flooding over into other creative pursuits with videos allowing almost unprecedented access to the working lives of numerous artists and musicians.
New York-based Alberta Cross share their studio secrets with glimpses of the band recording in the raw on a video that explores the making of their impending album Broken Side of Time.
Posted by Andy Ryan on August 25, 2009
Brisbane boutique indie label Dew Process have bolstered their rocking stocks with the signing of Brooklyn-based quintet Alberta Cross. Appearing and sounding somewhere between My Morning Jacket and that Followill brothers lot – back when they were interesting, not their recent sizzling sex song ubiquitousness – Alberta Cross are on the cusp of some big things as their sound has matured from more folkish beginnings into grittier terrain.
The band are centred around a Swede and a Londoner, who caused an initial stir in the UK with some highly regarded EPs, being the hand-picked support of Oasis and filling slots on the summer festival circuit. They tasted the bright lights and big-time allure of New York City in late 2007 for the CMJ music conference and returned the next year to base themselves in Brooklyn. Their fledgling career further blossomed State-side, with a Neil Young support standing alongside noteworthy sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo festivals bolstering their bio.
Spoon and …Trail of Dead producer Mike McCarthy was wrangled in to record their debut album Broken Side of Time which is poised for release September 22. Get a taste of the upcoming album with the video of 'ATX'.