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Nine Black Alps

by Ben Davis on 4 May, 2007 | 1 comment

Live at Central Station, Wrexham
Thursday 10th May.

There are a few things you should know immediately about Manchester’s Nine
Black Alps. The first, and possibly most important, is that they have
probably played in more basements than you would ever imagine, and started a
band because it was the most logical exit out of the mundane that surrounded
them – a way to forget about meaningless jobs, a scene full of people with
whom they did not identify, being on the dole. The second is that they write
rock songs with the catchiest choruses imaginable, and that’s just because
they have a deep love the songs that hit hardest – whether they’re written
by Elliott Smith or Sonic Youth. The third is that they are a world apart
from their British contemporaries, ploughing their own furrow instead of
relying on retro revivalism. Indeed, Nine Black Alps make a truly startling

Nine Black Alps are a seriously intense experience, one where the howl of an
overblown amp trying to deal with another super heavyweight riff is always
more likely to appear than a cheeky (read: horrible) saxophone solo. Put
simply, Nine Black Alps are not likely to appear on a lite-FM playlist any
time soon. At least, not until that audience recognizes the power of a
guitar played so hard you can hear the strings warp.

Nine Black Alps appear at Central Station, Wrexham on Thursday 10th May.

Support comes from local favourites, Mother of Six.

Tickets are £7 in advance and are available from Yales Café Bar and Central
Station, Hill Street, Wrexham, or Buy online here. It will be £8 on the door and the doors will open at 8pm. This show is open
to over 14’s. Tickets include free entry to MixTape club night aftershow (over 18’s only).

Nine Black Alps

Posted by:

Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.

1 Comment

  1. started listening to them again in preparation for thursday

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