By rights, their arrival should create a Day The Earth Stood Still moment, aeons ahead of the competition. Breathless, revelatory & teetering on the brink of total collapse. OMH
The Aliens are back and make a welcome return in September with a brand new album on their own Pet Rock Records label entitled Luna. Luna picks up where their astounding debut Astronomy For Dogs left off, and sees the band continuing to explore the outer limits of sunshine pop, psychedelic rock and acid dipped electronics.
Inspired by Sergio Leone and Serge Gainsbourg, Brian Eno and Brian Wilson, Larry David and Ol' Dirty Bastard, their Songs in the key of Fife reference the past whilst belonging resolutely to the future.
These Aliens have history - between them they have been behind some of the most enthralling British music of the last decade. John Maclean and Robin Jones where members of the Beta Band. Gordon Anderson was a founding Beta Band member who went on to record two albums under the Lone Pigeon moniker.
Luna has taken almost exactly twelve months from inception to completion and is a sprawling behemoth of a record, its songs span out in front of you creating rolling, expansive sonic panoramas, a mesmeric, masterpiece. Recorded in the remote Scottish home studio of chief Alien, Beta Band co-founder and Lone Pigeon man Gordon Anderson, the relaxed recording schedule the band adopted allowed them to explore each track with the focus and willful experimentation upon which they thrive.
For further information -
A 'Top Recording of 2008'more >>UltraAudio.com
appealing and eclectic...never a dull momentmore >>The Scotsman
Far-out and fabulous.more >>The Sunday Times
Luna is ambitious, challenging and unfocused - but in a good waymore >>NME.com
its timid splendour may just make it the most beautiful song of the year.more >>The Skinny
Fans will be left delirious by the treasures contained withinmore >>