This Melbourne-based six-piece sure made our day on Wednesday.
Alpine’s new single, along with its video, Foolish were fittingly released this week on April Fools Day. This is the first single from their upcoming album Yuck, which fans will be able to download for free when they pre-order the deluxe version. By ordering the 180g vinyl via Alpine’s own special pre-order bundles, they will receive a limited edition tote bag. Free stuff for everyone!
The video is fun and full of colour, which is perfect for the upbeat single. The video adds the amazing visual elements of mountaineer landscapes and poolside shots; it’s basically the holiday of our dreams. The vocals’ voices harmonize beautifully while the strings provide the fresh, light rhythm that makes us feel as though summer isn’t over yet.
Guitarist Christian O’Brien says they wanted to push the envelope on the pop genre with this album. “Most of the music of the songs came from a textural or harmonic idea that I was curious about. I wanted to see if certain things would work in a pop song”
This is the follow-up to their debut album, A Is For Alpine. The highly-successful album peaked at number 1 on the iTunes charts and number 11 on the ARIA charts. Let’s hope they can do it again with Yuck.
The album will be officially released on June 12th.