Adelaide’s alt. return today with a towering new single, APEP featuring Void Of Vision vocalist Jack Bergin. Taken from alt.‘s upcoming album ABEYANCE, due out on Friday 16 June via Resist Records in Australia and SharpTone Records for the rest of the world, APEP charges at chaos and corruption with a futuristic sonic glove.
Showcasing yet another side of the explosive new alt. chapter, alongside previous singles WRAITH, THE GREAT DEPRESSION and A.D.D, APEP explodes alongside a razor-sharp emulsion of towering soundscapes, anthemic stomps and colossal vocal interplay between Bergin and alt.‘s Daniel Richards.
Also accompanied by a gritty music video that heightens the track’s glowering, powerhouse snarl, APEP is a stadium-ready moment from alt. that will keep you coming back for more.
“APEP is the Egyptian god of Chaos and he is consuming our world,” shares vocalist Daniel Richards. “We see his impacts through the pandemic, our corrupt governments, social media being used as a weapon to divide people. We need to realise we are not the enemy, we haven’t done this to ourselves or each other. We are being used and its time to stand up and fight or this chaos will devour us all.”
Due out on Friday 16 June, ABEYANCE finds alt. emerging from a turbulent few years armed with rejuvenated focus and ferocity, set to stupefy the senses and catapult one of the city of churches’ brightest stars further into the spotlight.
Working on ABEYANCE alongside Marcus Bridge (Northlane), Landon Tewers (The Plot In You), Zach Britt (Dream On, Dreamer) and Trenton Woodley (Hands Like Houses), producer Callan Orr also returned after his work on alt.‘s 2020 debut EP dysfunctional – and the end result is nothing short of astonishing.
Spending years honing their signature brand of punk, pop, electronic and alternative rock since first erupting onto the scene in 2019, alt. have previously performed with the likes of Karnivool, Cog, sleepmakeswaves, Belle Haven, Bad/Love and, most recently, as the national support for American rockers Saosin during their Australian tour.
Alt. will hit stages supporting Don Broco for their national headline tour across the next few days, and will also appear at Unify Off The Record 2023 at Hindley St Music Hall in Adelaide on Friday 26 May, alongside Teenage Joans, Thornhill, Ocean Grove and more, before joining Windwaker and the UK’s Caskets around Australia this July.
APEP FEAT JACK BERGIN – OUT NOW
ABEYANCE – OUT FRIDAY 16 JUNE
SUPPORTING DON BROCO
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023
THURSDAY 4 MAY – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 6 MAY – THE METRO, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 7 MAY – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
Tickets from thephoenix.au
TEENAGE JOANS, THORNHILL
OCEAN GROVE, YOURS TRULY
THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT, ALT.
THE LAST MARTYR, WILDHEART
FRIDAY 26 MAY – HINDLEY ST MUSIC HALL, ADELAIDE
Tickets on sale Wednesday 22 March @ 9am local time from: unifygathering.com
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023
FRIDAY 21 JULY – JIVE BAR, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY 22 JULY – MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY 27 JULY – THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 28 JULY – HAMILTON STATION HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
SATURDAY 29 JULY – CROWBAR, SYDNEY
Tickets from destroyalllines.com