Alphabet Backwards to release new EP 'British Explorer' + UK tour dates

Alphabet Backwards

Alphabet Backwards release new EP 'British Explorer' via Highline Records 28 November 2011.

Heralding from Oxford where they've been championed through BBC Introducing, Alphabet Backwards have already enjoyed radio support from Tom Robinson, Bob Harris, Huw Stephens, Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamacq and following on from the success of their White Russian EP released in May, the guitar pop five piece cement their sound further with new three track EP British Explorer.

Alphabet Backwards' ethos is simple: to champion the noble art of Pop music, dancing all the way.

This is no more clearer than in lead single "Taller", which in the words of frontman James Hitchman 'is about seeing an ex-girlfriend on the street with her new boyfriend, feeling belittled about it and wondering if she still misses you, prefers you to the new boyfriend and wants you back'.

The bands sound is infectiously catchy and puts a smile on your face. It's a summery, joyous, happy-go-lucky affair, punctuated with an irresistible synth buzz and hooks aplenty…

Starting as one man and his guitar James recruited people he enjoyed playing with, friends Paul and Josh (of the T-Mobile JoshWard84 campaign fame) and Bob Tom on keys. Josh then enlisted his sister Steph to join James on lead vocals.

Alphabet Backwards have an ever expanding and enthusiastic fan-base, having played hard throughout the festival season and are currently touring to support the EP release, putting a little bit of summer pop sunshine back into these wintery nights.

Alphabet Backwards 2011 UK tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

October 2011

21st October Brixton Windmill London

November 2011

22nd November Madame JoJos London
23rd November The Oakford Social Club Reading
24th November The Hobgoblin Staines
26th November The Cellar Oxford
30th November The Bull and Gate London

December 2011

04th December Golden Fleece Nottingham
08th December Buffalo Bar London

"Radio - friendly, but not at all vacuous" -

"Oxford five piece Alphabet Backwards have all that is required to become a mainstream success: bundles of energy, good looks and most importantly fantastic 'pop' tunes -

"A good dose of pop for all your ears" -

Alphabet Backwards

Alphabet Backwards
EP: British Explorer
Lead Single: Taller
Label: Highline Records
Impact Date: 28 November 2011

Photo credit: Jenny Hardcore

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