Alt 'The Violence In Silence' Tour | Sydney
After a whirlwind 18 months touring Australia nationally with Northlane, Soasin, Don Broco, Windwaker and Dream on Dreamer. Alt embark on their first ever national headline tour in support of debut album 'Abeyance' out now through Resist Records and Sharptone records
With ten tracks lying in wait on Abeyance, Alt. run the gamut of the human experience and sonic flexibility, from the electronic bounce of the introductory PARASITE to the glistening menace of A.D.D, oscillating rock and sparse pop-fuelled hip hop on THE ONLY GOOD THINGS and the soaring emotives of BETTER OFF LEAVING. Equal parts multifaceted, confident and dynamically cohesive, Abeyance ultimately also finds Alt. unequivocally exploding beyond their comfort zones, with one key track proving to be the integral key to unlocking this latest sonic chapter.
“We didn't really know what Abeyance was going to sound like initially,” vocalist Daniel Richards reveals of the album’s early days. “The first two songs that we had for Abeyance were polar opposites from each other, they were WRAITH and BETTER OFF LEAVING, the former being pretty much the first proper track and the latter being the last song on the album. We started off trying to fill in the gaps between those at first, but a few songs after that we really found what we wanted the sound to be - and it all really started with A.D.D, that was the first song we wrote that we were like: ‘Yep, this is the sound of Abeyance!’”.
Initially recording seven songs designed to release as a follow up EP to dysfunctional, the ultimate Abeyance end product saw alt. team up once again with some of their previous collaborators, including significantly levelling up pre-production with returning Melbourne-based producer Callan Orr.
“We were just going to do a second EP - then we got told to do an album,” reveals Richards. “So we wrote three more songs, including PARASITE, and went back and recorded those songs. We worked with Callan Orr in Melbourne for the whole release again, but this time we did more pre-production with him. With dysfunctional we did pre-production with other people and then recorded with Callan; this time we did most of that with Callan.
“We also worked on a couple of songs with Marcus Bridge of Northlane, Landon Tewers from The Plot In You, Zach Britt from Dream On, Dreamer and Trenton from Hands Like Houses. Outside of that, it was mostly in-house, we beefed up songs with Cal and he recorded, mixed and mastered everything”.
Wielding songs capable of breaking hearts, shattering speakers and bewitching ears at every twist and turn, Abeyance expertly flexes alt.’s staggering technicality and flourishing grasp on vivid modernity amongst moments of sentimental flair. And while lyrics like “I just wanna feel right / Truth is that I’m broken” or “I cannot see without you and me” dole out plenty of the alt. sentimentality witnessed on earlier releases, Abeyance marches defiantly into the dark, emerging with cathartic vigour and unwavering relatability. Now Australia gets to experience Abeyance across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with special guests Belle Haven who have touring heavily in 2023 with Banks Arcade, Redhook and Forever Ends Here to name a few. Perth metalcore darlings Patient Sixty Seven who have been pulling thousands of streams online, packing out headline shows and winning the hearts of many with their hilarious and charming presence online. A Swift Farewell have been actively making their mark on the Australian music scene and have also shared stages with notable acts like Yours Truly and Hands Like Houses.
Experience Abeyance live January and February. Tickets on sale now