Another great band to enlighten our ears is six piece band, Alaskalaska, like the state written twice, only these friends come from South London. "Combining jazz fusion, disco rhythms, and high-gloss art rock, The Dots is an ambitious first album boasting attention to detail and a natural gift for pop melody."
Alaskalaska reminds me of Stella Donnelly vocal-wise, who was featured in March's episode of the Dot that you can get to by clicking here if you so feel the need to. Incorporating the saxophone with some "fork in the blender" rhythm drums is always a great mix, I just think Alaskalaska has done it best is all.
The band is made up of a hefty six members, and they're fresh off the block. The six formed Alaskalaska just a year and a half ago, playing low key shows in London ever since. Going to one of their shows is described as "anything besides the icy atmosphere that their name suggests" as NME stated. Three of the members met during a pop music course at Goldsmiths University, while the remaining half of the band are heavily enmeshed in the jazz scene. You'd think these don't mesh too well, or one sound would overcompensate the other, but what emerges instead is a whole new dialect of their own design.
When recording their newest self titled EP, the band was crammed into a "shoebox" recording studio. All the band members had felt they were being rushed to create something extraordinary. They ended up listening to a lot of synth music, which was enough to inspire them to create the EP. Lucinda, lead vocalist of the band stated, "Without a doubt, it’s the best thing we’ve ever done and we’re really excited to finally share it."
P.S. - After you read this, please take the time to visit their website. All I'm saying.
Author: Kyle Sobieski
Kyle Sobieski is a digital content producer and founder of First State Studios. With a background in music and songwriting under the pseudonym Pierce Frolic, Kyle personally knows the amount of work and determination that goes into becoming an artist of any medium. Towards the end of high school, Kyle realized the lack of support in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware for the arts and underground talents. So he began digging deeper into the lives of local artists, and thus, First State Studios was born. Sobieski has a diverse musical palette and loves nothing more in life than seeing people who are passionate and courageous with what they do. "It's these people who make the world a more colorful, intimate place for everybody."