As part of their ‘F*** it to the man tour’, British punk rockers Lower Than Atlantis have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date. Returning to Dublin for an all ages show at The Academy of Middle Abbey Street, this will surely be a sell out! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Lower Than Atlantis will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Sunday the 14th of April 2013. Tickets for Lower Than Atlantis live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €15 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Lower Than Atlantis live at The Academy in Dublin this coming April 2013.
*Please note: Doors open at 18.30 and no alcohol will be served within the main venue.
Lower Than Atlantis find their success is a bit surreal: “We were one of the bigger bands playing the small circuit, now we’re a small band in the grand scheme of things.” But the level of their modesty is no match for the scale of the achievement. Purveyors of infectiously crunchy, melodic and spring-loaded hardcore, their rise to the status of UK rock’s most-likely-to has been steady and, with hindsight, inevitable. It might look like that now, but they couldn’t have planned any of this that way. The four members fell together in the late-2000s, uniting as they realised that each other were all the most impressive members of their scene. With a DIY ethic that was honourable, but also borne from necessity, everything they have done until now has been written in Mike’s kitchen. Their story has been proof that the good will usually out.
Since releasing their debut EP ‘Bretton’ in 2008, through two more self-funded albums (2010’s ‘Far Q’ and 2011’s ‘World Record’) and a Biffyesque commitment to touring, Lower Than Atlantis have earned a fearsome reputation on the underground circuit, fast rising to prominence, media acclaim and with an often-terrifyingly devoted fanbase. Now, having attracted the attention of Island Records, Lower Than Atlantis are all set for the release of ‘Changing Tune’ (available now), the album that looks set to turn them into British rock’s next great crossover act.
As is always the case with self-motivated rock bands who do it the old-fashioned way, they let ‘the industry’ find them rather than seeking anyone out, and after a whispering campaign led them gaining a buzz, they were sought out and seduced. One night in early 2012, in London, on the final day of their sold out UK tour, they signed a record deal with a major label and then went off and played the biggest headline show of their careers. Life was going well. The journey then took them and producer John Mitchell to Rockfield Studios in Wales, a place steeped in rock history. Each day they would walk out past the weathervane that inspired the “any way the wind blows” line in Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. They would sit underneath the same stars that were shining on Chris Martin when he wrote ‘Yellow’. “And there we are,” says Mike, “getting pissed and lighting our farts on the sofa. It was mental!” Clearly, you can take the boy out of Watford…
‘Changing Tune’, the album that transpired, from the frenetic buzz of lead single ‘Love Someone Else’, retains the snarl that made their name, but moves them onto a place that, while not exactly more adult (who would want that?) then certainly more sure of itself.
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