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Event Archive - The Aliens - Scotland, Augie March

Mon. October 1st 2007 Richard's On Richards (No Minors)
9pm doors at 8pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records
Presented by: Live Nation
Ladies and gentlemen, The Aliens have landed. Armed with a bottomless bag of psychedelically inclined rock and acid dipped electronics, The Aliens bring a freedom of spirit and a certainty of intent that immediately sets them out from the current crop of guitar slingers. Inspired by Sergio Leone and Serge Gainsbourg, Brian Eno and Brian Wilson, Larry David and Ol' Dirty Bastard, their songs in the key of Fife reference the past whilst belonging resolutely to the future.

The Aliens are Gordon Anderson, John Maclean and Robin Jones, and between them they have been responsible for some of the most enthralling British music of the last decade. School friends Anderson and Maclean met Jones at Edinburgh College of Art, and musical collaborations soon followed. The Scottish trio were all founding members of The Beta Band, under which moniker Maclean and Jones spent 8 years touring, recording, DJing, making films and wearing jumpsuits with fluorescent piping. Anderson co-wrote “Dry The Rain,” the defining single which secured a record deal for the band.

The Beta Band split in 2004. By 2006, The Aliens released Alienoid Starmonica, a four song EP that was as intense as it was fleet-footed. And finally, the spring of 2007 lead to the release of their self-produced debut album, Astronomy For Dogs.


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