Altona release debut self-titled EP

Altona release self-titled EP, share the first single "Marine."

Altona will release their debut EP on May 26th through new label, Big Smoke. The 4-song set will initially be made available digitally and on CD and will be followed by a special vinyl release this summer. The self-titled record picks up where last autumn’s “Old Trees” single left off as the band continues to demonstrate a strong 90’s mid-and-northwestern alternative rock influence, although it is made clear in opening track “Marine,” that they’ve refined their approach whilst retaining an emphasis on pop melodies.

With the help of engineer Matty Jeronimo (Reef Shark, The Ruffled Feathers), the band turned Vancouver’s Granville Chapel into a recording studio to track the bulk of the songs over a few rainy days in February, and the cavernous space can really be heard in the shoegaze-esque track, “Favourite Books”. Mixing duties were handled by long-time friend, Justice McLellan (Mesa Luna). The four-piece, consisting of members Adam Sharp (vocals, guitar), Mitchell Walford (drums), Thomas Nyte (guitar) and Jesse Wentzloff (bass), will be touring in support of the release with nine live dates in May and June.

Altona cover art

EP Track Listing

1. Marine

2. Apologia

3. Favourite Books

4. Sides


Tour Dates

May 28th

Penticton, BC @ The Elite

May 29th

Kamloops, BC @ The Grind

May 30th

Golden, BC @ The Rockwater

June 1st

Calgary, AB @ Vern’s

June 2nd

Edmonton, AB @ Bohemia

June 5th

Regina, SK @ O’Hanlons

June 6th

Moose Jaw, SK @ The Common

June 8th

Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice

June 10th

Cranbrook, BC @ Byng Roadhouse

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