UPCOMING SHOWS

Date
Venue
Info
08.12.07
City Function Suite,
DUNDEE
with The Hazey Janes + Avast!
16.02.08
Westport Bar,
DUNDEE
Supporting Laeto


PAST SHOWS


Date
Venue
Info
18.10.07
Bar Bloc,
Glasgow
with Hey Enemy &
Ex Wives
29.09.07
Westport Bar,
Dundee
with Avast!, Archives & Bullet Hell
15.09.07
The Viewfield Hotel,
Arbroath
14.09.07
Tunnels,
Aberdeen
with Shutter
12.09.07
Teviot Union Underground,
Edinburgh
Untapped Talent
"Best of Last Year"

with Dive Dive, Exitpilot and Le Crunch
28.07.07
13th Note,
Glasgow
with Bad Dancer &
Hey Enemy
26.07.07
Westport Bar,
Dundee
with Bad Dancer, Juliet Kilo & Hey Enemy
29.06.07
Fat Sams LIVE,
Dundee
Opening of new Fat Sams Venue with

Drive By Argument, The Ads, Rush Hour Soul and Boogalusa

13.06.07
Balcony Bar,
Dundee
with Archives, Attack A Hive and
End of A Year
07.06.07
Madhatters,
Inverness
GO NORTH 2007

04.06.07
Lark in The Park,
Islington,
London
CITY SHOWCASE 2007


06.05.07
13th Note,
Glasgow
with Hey Enemy &
Do-ne Imagi-ne
04.05.07
Westport Bar,
Dundee
with
Die! Die! Die! &
Le Reno Amps &
Actress Hands
21.04.07
Westport Bar,
Dundee
with
Frommars &
Spyamp &
Juliet Kilo
20.04.07
Brickyard,
Carlisle
with
Frommars &
Mr Manana
14.04.07
Nice N Sleazy's,
Glasgow
Glasgow Vs Dundee
All Dayer featuring

Avast!, Spyamp, Juliet Kilo, Kaddish, Some Young Pedro, No Kilter, Mesa Verde & Titus Gein
31.03.07
The Frog & Fiddle,
Cheltenham
with
Nurse & Frommars
29.03.07
Joy @ Meze Lounge,
Newport, Wales
with
Future Of The Left,
Frommars & Toru
23.02.07
Balcony Bar,
Dundee
FREE SHOW
with Juliet Kilo
& Cavanich
14.02.07
King Tuts,
Glasgow
with
Hell is for Heroes
+ Brigade
13.02.07
Reading Rooms,
Dundee
with
Hell is for Heroes
+ Brigade
12.02.07
Moshulu,
Aberdeen
with
Hell is for Heroes
+ Brigade
03.02.07
Barcode,
Perth
with
Avast, Juliet Kilo, This is Geneva & This July
20.01.07
Tunnels,
Aberdeen
with
Eric Euan & Juliet Kilo
11.01.07
Union Teviot Underground,
Edinburgh
Untapped Talent Night
07.12.06
The Lemon Tree ,
Aberdeen
Thursday Live Lunchtime- On Stage 1pm
12.11.06
Bongo Club,
Edinburgh
Scottish Hobo Society Clubnight
10.11.06
Cafe Drummonds ,
Aberdeen
I Fly Spitfires Clubnight
21.10.06
Tunnels,
Aberdeen
with Juliet Kilo and The Jinx
07.10.06
Westport Bar,
Dundee
with Sucioperro
and Juliet Kilo
05.10.06
Nice N Sleazy's,
Glasgow
with Findo Gask, Copy Haho and Bad Dancer
22.07.06
Wickerman Festival,
Solus Stage
More info here

15.07.06
Social,
Nottingham
Drowned in Sound Night
01.06.06
Tunnels,
Aberdeen
30.05.06
Metro Club,
London
27.05.06
Jubilee Hall,
Amersham
26.05.06
Tom's,
Pontypridd
25.05.06
Filthy Macnasty's,
Twickenham
24.05.06
Bullingdon,
Oxford
12.05.06
Westport Bar,
Dundee
BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Fringe Event
06.05.06
Students Union,
St Andrews
with Copy Haho +
Household
26.04.06
Reading Rooms,
Dundee
ALBUM LAUNCH
03.03.06
Reading Rooms,
Dundee
with
Stellastarr*
On-Stage @ 8PM
16.02.06
Tunnels,
Aberdeen
Evening Show
(9pm)
16.02.06
Lemon Tree,
Aberdeen
Afternoon Show (12pm)
26.01.06
Bivouac,
Lincoln
with
Dead or American
25.01.06
Bullingdon,
Oxford
with
Dead or American
24.01.06
The Attik,
Leicester
with
Mercury Tilt Switch &
Dead or American
23.01.06
Satans Hollow,
Manchester
with
Mercury Tilt Switch
20.01.06
Clipper,
Camborne
with
Mercury Tilt Switch
18.01.06
Joiners,
Southampton
with
Mercury Tilt Switch
17.01.06
Ringside,
Hull
with
Mercury Tilt Switch
15.12.05
Cafe Drummond,
Aberdeen
Fudge Xmas Party
05.12.05
Westport Bar,
Dundee
with
!Forward Russia!
27.11.05
Harlem,
Kirkcaldy
10.11.05
Metro Club,
Oxford St,
London
with
Drink Me
+ Faker

09.11.05
Original 4,
Leicester
with
Blood Red Shoes
02.10.05
Square Bar,
Manchester
Pet Piranha Showcase at
In The City
20.09.05
Westport Bar,
Dundee
Pet Piranha Night
01.09.05
Universal,
Glasgow
Pet Piranha Showcase at Musicworks
14.08.05
Meadows,
Edinburgh
Fringe Sunday, PRS New Bands Stage
21.07.05
Cooperage,
Newcastle
06.07.05
The Buff Club,
Glasgow
R.I.P.V.I.P Night
01.07.05
Tunnels,
Aberdeen
Gun Club Night
22.06.05
Underbelly,
London
with
Dead Monroe
08.06.05
Westport Bar,
Dundee
with
Luxury Car + Le Reno Amps
05.06.05
Nice n Sleazies, Glasgow
with
Luxury Car + Le Reno Amps
04.06.05
Twa Tams, Perth
with
Luxury Car + Le Reno Amps
02.06.05
Tunnels, Aberdeen
(Go North)

with
Luxury Car + Le Reno Amps
+ The New Rosy Jewels

01.06.05
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh
with
Luxury Car + Le Reno Amps
+ The New Rosy Jewels
28.04.05
Nice n Sleazies, Glasgow
with
Weird War
11.04.05
The Cluny, Newcastle
with
Hell is for Heroes +
Kids Near Water
09.04.05
TJ's, Newport
with
Hell is for Heroes +
Navajo Code
08.04.05
The Furnace, Swindon
with
Hell is for Heroes +
Kids Near Water
24.03.05
Westport Bar, Dundee
with
The Subways
27.01.05
Reading Rooms, Dundee
with
The Sound Explosion + Pro Forma
26.01.05
Rigger, Stoke
with
The Sound Explosion
25.01.05
Talbot, Wrexham
with
The Sound Explosion
24.01.05
Metro Club, London
with
The Sound Explosion + Jonny Lives
22.01.05
RMS, Merthyr Tydfil
with
The Sound Explosion + Ipso Facto
21.01.05
Junktion 7, Nottingham
with
The Sound Explosion
20.01.05
Heaven n Hell, Liverpool
with
The Sound Explosion
19.01.05
Adelphi, Hull
with
The Sound Explosion
18.01.05
Studio, Hartlepool
with
The Sound Explosion
16.01.05
Dr Drakes, Aberdeen
with
The Sound Explosion
14.01.05
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh
with
Indafusion
23.12.04
13th Note, Glasgow
Is This Music? Xmas Party
12.12.04
Nice n Sleazies, Glasgow
supporting
Pro Forma
07.12.04
Fat Sams, Dundee

supporting
Biffy Clyro

19.11.04
Reading Rooms, Dundee
supporting Aereogramme
30.10.04
Caledonian Backpackers, Edinburgh
with
Q Without U
29.10.04
Reading Rooms, Dundee
with
Flying Matchstick Men
24.09.04
Dr Drakes, Aberdeen
supporting Senator
20.08.04
Reading Rooms, Dundee
supporting Sons & Daughters
14.02.04
Westport Bar, Dundee

supporting Macrocosmica

03.02.04
Westport Bar, Dundee
supporting Mercury Tilt Switch
28.11.03
Reading Rooms, Dundee
supporting Franz Ferdinand
15.11.03
Westport Bar, Dundee
supporting Stellastarr*

06/12/07
Dundee City Function Suite this Saturday...


This Saturday (December 8th) we will be playing with The Hazey Janes and Avast! at the City Function Suite in Dundee. Promises to be a great show, we're on first so probably around 8.30/9PM.

Talking of great shows, we will also be supporting the mighty Laeto at their 10th Anniversary show on February 16th, 2008 at the Dundee Westport Bar - mark this one in your diaries!!

Same old story with the album unfortunately whilst we figure out how we will be bringing it out, it will eventually see the light of day - promise!


07/11/07
London Metro Show - NEXT TUESDAY
(Nov 13th)

This coming Tuesday (November 13th) we will be playing the London Metro (19-23 Oxford St) with Revere, Dogbones and Ophelia Tora.

Also this month we will be playing at the Dundee University Union on Saturday November 23rd. Our set will be part of the Freak Scene clubnight on Floor 5 - if you are not a student you can still come but will need to have ID and be signed in.


24/09/07
THIS SATURDAY @ WESTPORT BAR


This Saturday (29th) at the Westport Bar in Dundee we will be playing along with the mighty Avast!, Archives and Bullet Hell - some company indeed! It is £4 on the door and sure to be a brilliant night.

While we continue to try and figure out what is happening with the album we recorded earlier this year in Chicago, we've been writing a whole bunch of new songs - a couple of which we're hoping to put in the set this Saturday. Hopefully see some of you there!

We have also confirmed a show on Thursday October 18th at Bar Bloc in Glasgow - more news on that soon.


10/08/07
New Photo Gallery


If you click on the gallery link on the left, barring any technical cock-ups you should get our new gallery opening in a new window. At the moment there's a bunch of photos from when we were recording the new album in Chicago, and a few live/promo ones.

We'll be adding more as regularly as possible - news on shows and more coming soon.


03/08/07
Video Shoot for 'Zvezda Is Russian For Star'
+ New Photos


On Tuesday of next week we will be down in London shooting another video with friend and director Tim Mattia for the upcoming single 'Zvezda Is Russian For Star' which you can hear on our myspace page.
Photos and such when we have them!

Yesterday we went trekking up some random hills in Fife with our mate Allan and took some photos, you can see the results in the gallery...


29/07/07
September Shows + Single/Album News Coming Soon


The next shows we have confirmed are now up in the shows section, we'll be touring for a couple weeks taking in venues in Scotland, England & Wales. Keep checking back for news about the album and if you haven't already - do sign up to the mailing list to hear first about shows and upcoming releases.


20/06/07
NEW SONG ON MYSPACE + Dundee Fat Sams Live Opening & More Shows


We have just uploaded a new song 'Zvezda Is Russian For Star' to our myspace page, taken from the upcoming album 'Captain Indifferent Says Whatever'. Check it out! News on the album release soon...

On Friday June 29th we will be playing at the opening of the new Fat Sams Live venue in Dundee. This show is invite only but we have 150 invites to give out so get in touch if you want to come!

We have also confirmed shows in Glenrothes at Anima on Sunday September 2nd, and at the Old Swan in Wrexham on Saturday September 22nd as part of a UK tour that we are currently booking.


12/06/07
Album news coming soon!, Last-minute Dundee Show & First Arbroath show confirmed


Coming soon there will be an announcement about the new album and also news about some footage we have been putting together - watch this space!!

We're playing a last-minute show in Dundee tonite at the Balcony Bar with Archives, End of A Year & Attack A Hive - we'll be on first at 8.15PM.

We have also just confirmed our first show in Arbroath at the Viewfield Hotel, supporting Dive Dive on Saturday September 15th.


21/05/07
London City Showcase 2007 & Go North Inverness


We have been picked to play at this year's London City Showcase which runs from June 4th-8th in various venues and shops throughout London. We will be playing:

The Lark in The Park, Islington
Monday June 4th
ON-STAGE 9PM
For further details and travel info click here

We have a limited number of guest-list places so if your in London and want to come along to the show, send us an e-mail.


We have also been confirmed to play this year's Go North festival in Inverness. We will be playing;

Mad Hatters, Church Street, Inverness
Thursay June 7th
ON STAGE 9.45PM
For further details click here

There will be other one-off gigs throughout the summer, and come September we will be playing a "Best of last Year" Untapped Talent event at Edinburgh Union Freshers Week - on Wednesday September 12th.


23/04/07
Album Mastered, The Fly Live Review, Die! Die! Die! Dundee Support + New Pics in Gallery...


Pleased to say the album is now 100% finished after being mastered at Abbey Road with Steve Rooke! It would be a huge understatement to say we are all beyond pleased with how it has turned out, it was a really satisfying process recording it and we're looking forward to letting people hear it. Release details as and when we have them!

In the April edition of The Fly magazine we got a really positive live review for a Dundee show we played just before going to Chicago... "Alamos are art-rockers with an equal emphasis on both sides of the hyphen, three Davy Crocketts ready to gun down the cavalry of the mediocre or be swallowed in the attempt"
Read the entire review on the forum here

Over the course of the last month we've been down to Wales and played a handful of shows with a band called Frommars. They came up this way for a couple shows this weekend past in Carlisle and Dundee, and all the shows were really good fun, you can check out some their tunes here Hopefully not the last time we join forces!

In a couple weeks we're playing in Dundee again at the Westport Bar supporting recent Pet Piranha signings Die! Die! Die!. Also playing are Le Reno Amps and Actress Hands, the show kicks off at 9pm and it will be pay on the door.

Check out the gallery for some new pics mostly from recording.


21/03/07
Back from Chicago, Diary Thread on Forum, Organ Single Of The Week...

Well that's us back from recording the album at Electrical Audio in Chicago, and it's been an incredible couple of weeks. For a day by day diary including a bunch of random pics and needless dietary info, head over to this thread on the forum!

Online Fanzine Organ have named 'Silly Icarus' as their Single Of The Week in the latest edition...

"...they’ve made some rather decent records before, nothing as breathtakingly good as this though, this moves them up a whole division or two." Read More


05/03/07
Playlouder 'Silly Icarus' Review, XFM Rock Show & Chicago Recording...


"Unlike its namesake, this tune's got wings." Read the rest of the music website Playlouder's review of 'Silly Icarus' here

XFM London DJ Ian Camfield played said single on his Sunday night Rock Show. You can see the tracklisting here

After a few tense weeks getting all the new songs ready in our practice space, we're off to Chicago on Thursday to record at Electrical Audio. Our friend Chris from Mercury Tilt Switch is coming along to make us tea, and will also be brandishing a camcorder at random intervals - so expect some sort of footage when we get back!


15/02/07
NME Radar mention, New Gallery Pics, HIFH Shows


In this week's (15.02.07) issue of NME we have a wee mention in the Radar section.

Just finished doing a few shows opening for Hell is For Heroes here in Scotland, and they were all great fun! There are some pics up in the gallery and over the next couple days there should be more going up. We also filmed each gig so expect some footage of the new songs on the site soon.
A huge thanks to the guys in HIFH for taking us out on those shows, their new stuff is sounding awesome!!


08/02/07
Huw Stephens plays "Silly Icarus.." on Nationwide BBC Radio 1


Lastnight, or techincally this morning - Huw Stephens gave our new single a spin on his 12-2am BBC Radio 1 show! You can listen back here, and the single is played about 50 minutes in - good times!


05/02/07
"Silly Icarus.." Available Now!


Our new single is now available to download from iTunes & Emusic. We also have a limited amount of physical copies which we will be giving away free at the next few shows.

Next week we're opening for Hell is For Heroes on the Scottish dates of their UK tour. The dates are 12th (Aberdeen Moshulu), 13th (Dundee Reading Rooms) and 14th (Glasgow King Tuts). Hopefully see some of you there!



25/01/07
Vic Galloway plays "Silly Icarus.." single on Radio 1


Once again Vic G has given our new single a spin, this time on BBC Radio 1 show which went out tonite (25.01.07). You can listen back to this show for the next week and hear the single about 30 minutes in.

Next show is at the Barcode in Perth next Saturday (Feb 3rd)
with Avast!, Juliet Kilo, This is Geneva and This July. We will have spanking new t-shirts with the new logo available for the Hell is For Heroes shows in the middle of February.


17/01/07
New single played on Vic Galloway's AIR...


Vic Galloway was kind enough to play our new single 'Silly Icarus..' on his BBC Scotland show Monday past (15.01.07). You can listen back to the show until next Monday here


09/01/07
Hell is For Heroes Scottish Shows support...


Hell is for Heroes have asked us to open for them on all the Scottish shows of their upcoming February tour.

The dates are:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH - ABERDEEN, Moshulu

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH - DUNDEE, Reading Rooms

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH - GLASGOW, King Tuts

How bloody nice of them!

We'll be on first so get there nice and early if you want to hear our noise!


05/01/07
Kerrang writer's Top 10 albums of 2006 +
Silly Icarus Radio Play & More Shows


In the last Kerrang! of 2006, Chay Woodman (previously reviewed our show at the Wickerman Festival and gave it KKKK) named our debut self-titled album in his Top 10 albums of 2006, how nice indeed :)

If you are interested in hearing the full Silly Icarus single (i.e. not just the wee stingy clip that's on our myspace!), we hear it might be getting a wee spin on Vic Galloway's shows on BBC Radio Scotland (Monday's 8-10pm, 92-95FM and 810MW) and BBC Radio 1 (Thursday's 7.30-9pm. If you hear it, get in touch let us know what you think!

Starting to try and get as many shows booked as possible between now and recording the second album in March, slowly but surely and all that!
This Thursday coming (Jan 11th) we're playing at the Teviot Underground which is part of the Edinburgh Students Union - first time in that venue but heard good things so looking forward to it. On Saturday February 3rd we're playnig up in Perth at Bar Code with fellow Dundonians Avast, Juliet Kilo and a band from perth called This is Geneva.

Those are all we got booked just now but there's a bunch to be confirmed including some further afield during February.


01/01/07
New Single, Album Recording, More shows...


SECOND ALBUM BEING RECORDED @ ELECTRICAL AUDIO, U.S.A. IN MARCH 2007


Upcoming shows in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. Check Shows for more details.

 



ALAMOS "Silly Icarus, But You Can't Really
Blame Him For Trying" Single

Available to download from
ituneslink & emusic



1. "Silly Icarus, But You Can't Really
Blame Him For Trying"
2. Idiots Amusing Fireworks

"Unlike its namesake, this tune's got wings." Playlouder

"This is excellent! A classic ‘proper’ single, intelligent post-rock edge to a glorious left-field clever indie-pop rush, absolutely everything you ever want from a single" SINGLE OF THE WEEK - ORGAN

"Guaranteed to tear a hole in your chest" NME


ALAMOS Debut Album (UK)
Available for Order

'Alamos' Debut Album

1. Polemics
2. The Physical Impossibility
3. Photograph It
4. Myself And You
5. It's A Film
6. Small Ships
7. Kill Baby Kill
8. And We Know
9. Modern Design
10. Lights Out

"Songs that are part blank-eyed post-punk anger, part Biffy Clyro-ish eccentric melodies." KKKK Kerrang!

"Scotland's Alamos make not a single emo apology for parading tense basslines in front of taught guitar riffs reminiscent of early Fugazi" Rocksound

"Amazing how pop tunes can be so vicious and searing"
5/5 Is This Music?

"...ferocity and velocity, not to mention the propensity to actually make you want to dance and gouge someone's eyes out at the same time." Rock-City

"This is post-punk at its finest." The Music Zine

"It was the Keiller family who brought marmalade to the world. Three centuries on, their descendants offer their own very bitter-sweet confection." UK Fusion



ALAMOS Debut Album (Japan)
Vinyl Junkie Recordings

Debut Album Japan Version

1. Polemics
2. The Physical Impossibility
3. Photograph It
4. Myself And You
5. It's A Film
6. Small Ships
7. Kill Baby Kill
8. And We Know
9. Modern Design
10. Lights Out
11. Myself And You (Acoustic)
JAPAN ONLY
12. Untitled #1 (Demo)
JAPAN ONLY
13. It's A Film (Acoustic)
JAPAN ONLY

"Photograph It " / "Lights Out" Single
limited edition CD Digipak (1000 copies)
SOLD OUT

Photograph It Single
Video appeared on MTV2

"edgy punk funk with huge, throbbing bass lines and a Fugazi-like savagery. Tighter than the proverbial fish's sphincter" - Time Out London

"indie punk genius" JOY Zine

"With support from pretty much everywhere, it looks like these guys could soon be the band you dedicate your life to." Indigo Flow

"As fellow purveyors of ear-shredding noise Mclusky disintegrate, it’s gratifying to know another trio of educated sadomasochists are lurking just around the corner, and with an infectious two-step drumbeat
cajoling this tune along, the Tinnitus Waltz is borne". Rock City

"Possibly the first band I’ve heard in a long time that NME should be wanking over and are actually good." The Communion

"if Alex Kapranos had smoked crack and listened to a lot more punk" Rock Midgets

"if Franz were a little more urgent – a lot more urgent and and really were running on Gang Of Four energy like Les Savy Fav" Organart

"With the incendiary fury of Jarcrew and the voyeuristic qualities of Biffy Clyro, this band combine and compact an explosive energy that could possibly power at least 15 average sized family homes in the harshest of October weather…" Subba-Cultcha

"A refreshingly frenzied sound and unrivalled power rips through this song, leaving your ears in a state of euphoric distress and your shaking finger reaching for repeat." Dripfed

"like the chimerical, genetically modified, designer baby of an unholy union between The Pixies and Fugazi jumping straight out of its crib to kick disco squarely in the glitterballs" - Rise & Shine

"They have created this immense sound and some people still have the nerve to say a three-piece can’t have it all." - Drowned in Sound

"Doesn’t so much burrow into your psyche but rather more blisters and scars – expect greater things in the future." - Losing Today

"Punky post-rock and extremely ‘of-the-moment’, with tracks like this it’s little wonder Alamos are making considerable waves in the
musical sphere." - Gigwise.com

4/5 - Is This Music?

"Kill Baby Kill" / "Small Ships" Single
limited edition white vinyl (500 copies)
SOLD OUT

Kill Baby Kill Single

Single Of the Week - Organart.com

4/5 - Is This Music?

"Imagine Franz playing jawbreakers songs" - Diskant.net

"a crushed-up 'Mclusky Do Dallas' cube of fury overlaid with sharp-suit cool" - The Fly

"Students will love it, radio one listeners will love it, NME readers will love it" - Planetloud.com

"Think Liars, think Les Savy Fav, think punky stripped down rock" - This is not TV


 

Videos, MP3's and other content coming soon...



messages for Alamos

band@alamos.co.uk


snail mail
Alamos
c/o Pet Piranha Records
PO Box 6848
Dundee DD1 4YX
Scotland


press and radio
Moore PR (london) - nik@moorepublicity.co.uk

Alamos is a band from Dundee, Scotland. Their music could be described as post-punk, scream-pop or even indie rock in the original sense of the word. Being a trio, they deliver short, sharp blasts of vitriolic chaos - albeit chaos of the fun variety that’s laced with intelligent hooks.

At the helm is guitarist/singer Kris Keiller, brother Mark Keiller on drums, and Fraser Stewart (Fritz) on bass.

Kris and Fritz met up at high school (Fritz has an unhealthy fascination with zombies, vampires and all things undead) while Mark started annoying the neighbours with his drumming as soon as he left the womb. Kris collects vinyl and generally spends too much time talking about the intricacies of guitars to people who don’t really understand what he’s on about. On-stage the trio create a noise which on a good day you can easily lose yourself to. In the words of Iggy Pop, “you don’t feel pleasure, you don’t feel pain, you are consumed by what you are doing”. Or something like that.     

Their early live material, along the lines of Dischord’s
Q And Not U, and other power trios with loud drums, dirty bass and disjointed guitar, saw them picked up by Scottish indie label Pet Piranha Records in 2004.

One of the band’s favourite songs “Kill Baby Kill” was their debut 7” release which featured on a playlist by the late, great John Peel. Hugely encouraged by this, a second single “Photograph It” was released a few months later. That single received even more attention with BBC Radio1 DJs Steve Lamacq, Rob Da Bank, and Vic Galloway giving it a spin. The video for it featured on the MTV2 Daytime Playlist for 5 weeks. Big thank-you goes out to director and friend Tim Mattia for all his help and support. Tim once did a video for pop band Rooster but he doesn’t like to talk about it…

This media exposure has enabled the Scottish band to gig across the UK repeatedly, through a combination of DIY shows and invites from local promoters. In 2005 Alamos were invited to tour with Hell is For Heroes and have also shared audiences with likes of Franz Ferdinand, Weird War, The Subways, Aereogramme, Sons and Daughters, Biffy Clyro and iForward Russia!

Having cemented their reputation in Scotland as one of the best up-and-coming bands around, they were invited to play the Wickerman Festival in 2006. A fun day out was topped off with a ‘KKKK’ Kerrang 4/5 Live Review: “Alamos are a shrink-wrapped volatile bomb for anyone that misses McLusky”.

2006 also saw the release of the band’s self-titled debut album. Recorded at CaVa, Glasgow with producer Geoff Allan (Sons and Daughters, Mogwai), it received positive reviews from Kerrang 4/5 (‘KKKK’), Rocksound and Drowned in Sound amongst others. It documents the best cuts from the band’s earliest work and gives people interested in Alamos something more substantial to sink their teeth into. As Rocksound put it: Scotland's Alamos make not a single emo apology for parading tense basslines in front of taught guitar riffs reminiscent of early Fugazi” and Kerrang compared it to “Madonna-era …Trail of Dead”. High praise indeed!

Expectations were surpassed further still when the debut album was offered a release in Japan through indie label Vinyl Junkie Recordings. Alamos music videos featured on daytime music TV channel Space Shower for 2 months, charting as high as # 27 whilst the album itself charted at # 30 in HMV Japan’s first half of 2006 chart for New International Artists.

Having spent the last few months writing new material, Alamos return in 2007 with new single “Silly Icarus, But You Can’t Really Blame Him For Trying”. It’s available from digital stores (iTunes etc) and also as a free cd single for fans at shows. The second album is being recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, U.S.A. in March this year, which can only be a good thing.

With a promising debut under their belts and a live show that continues to improve with new bassist Fritz onboard, let’s hope Alamos keep making noise for some time to come.