Irish post-punk group The Altered Hours return with their superb new track All Amnesia. Bursting with energy this latest offering from the ever evolving group is the beginning of a new chapter.
Written as an ode to living in the moment, All Amnesia explores the idea of putting the past behind you and allowing yourself to be led by the present. Sharing a little more Elaine said; “The lyrics represent what it means to forget the past and to be guided only by the desire of the moment. It speaks to the idea that forgetting or suppressing history can lead to erasure of the future and how unwillingness to face our reality leaves us floating in a hedonistic present” Listen to All Amnesia via Spotify below.
More about The Altered Hours
Hailing from Cork City Ireland, The Altered Hours are a five piece alt-rock group. Their music explores vast psychedelic spaces, immediate post-punk tones, repetitive rhythms and propelling structures. The lyrics bind this wall of noise together, comfortably connecting the escapism of the abstract with the honesty of realism. This duality is played out in song and on stage by the male/female lead singers Elaine Howley & Cathal MacGabhann. Continuing an “art-punk” tradition while being influenced by artists such as The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Iceage, Lydia Lunch, Spacemen 3 & Stereolab.
Before the pandemic the band most recently joined fellow Irish rockers Fontaines D.C on a major European tour, playing sold out venues such as Le Bataclan (Paris) & Paradiso (Amsterdam).
Over the past few years the 5 piece have been headlining tours in the UK & Europe, creating what some journalists have described as a ‘cult-like’ status. Playing everywhere from ex-government buildings, deconsecrated churches, sheds, parties & anywhere else that will have them. In the process they have scooped critical acclaim front he likes of The Fader, Brooklyn Vegan, The Quietus, Clash and many more.
The years ahead are set to be as exciting & energetic as ever for The Altered Hours with the group continuously carving out their own path in rock ‘n’ roll and recently signing to Pizza Pizza Records. Sharing a little more Cathal said: “We’re really excited for this chapter of our band’s music, this song is inspired by our love for rock ‘n’ roll & rich melodies & the endless pathways that can take us on. We feel we’re always getting closer & closer to the core of what we love about music & this is another step in that exploration.”