Nine Black Alps, a post-punk / indie rock band from Manchester are set to return to form this year with a new album titled Sirens, due out on Oct 8 via Brew Records. They have a heavy-duty and energy filled new song called "Don't Forget to Breathe," which you can listen to / download above and watch in the band's rehearsal space video below. The video is actually really good for what looks like an inpromptu recording session in a basement rehearsal space. This is definitely the get-up-and-go track of the day.
The Manchester band traveled the major label system in the 2000's, signing to Island Records in 2003 before moving on to tour in the UK, US, Europe and Japan. Eventually they worked with producer Dave Sardy on ‘Love/Hate’ in 2006 and toured with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Recent action includes the departure of member Martin Cohen to do his Milkmaid project.
Their label tells us that "The album was entirely self-produced and mixed by the band in Yorkshire and offers the clearest vision of Nine Black Alps yet. ‘Sirens’ is the sound of a band that has grown and matured but still contains all the hallmarks of a classicNine Black Alps record which saw the likes of the NME hail their music as, ‘a fantasy fairyland of college rock and surf-pop’ while Kerrang nominated them for the ‘Best New band award’ in 2005."