Describing themselves as a “(fucking) loud instrumental band”, Liverpool’s ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY have just dropped their third studio album Health and it’s available for streaming below! While some elements are almost certainly designed for the live experience, ‘Health’ still serves as a fine introduction to one of the UK’s most exciting instrumental, math metal/rock bands.
Commenting on the new material, the trio said:
“We spent a while working out how we wanted to make it happen and decided to be a proper band this time, so we booked out a residential studio in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside for a week to create our newest Ugly Baby. We are over the moon with how the album came out. It’s probably the first time we’ve truly got what’s in our heads properly on to record.”
ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY tour dates:
July 23rd – Truck Festival, Oxford
July 29th – Cloudspotting Festival, Clitheroe
August 18th – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
More about the band:
Following on from 2014’s critically acclaimed second full length, Droids, having spent the best part of three years touring both the UK and Europe as well as appearances at ArcTanGent, Handmade and Strangeforms Festivals, their latest offering was recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire and produced by band member Tom Peters (The Fall, Big Country, Cleft, Falls, Axes and more).
Citing influence from the likes of Everything Everything, Deftones & Three Trapped Tigers, on Health, the band delve ever further into their multi-layered, effects-strewn, experimental world that’s seen their fan base increasingly swell since their self-titled 2012 debut.
A little older, a little wiser, more full (dad)-bodied and muscular, is this the sound of Alpha Male Tea Party leaving their wisecracking youth behind and finally coming into their own as serious contenders? You’ll have to be the judge of that.