ALT. ABEYANCE Resist Records/SharpTone Records OUT June 16, 2023
“Alt. have delivered on their early first season promise and stepped up into serious player mode now. This album has force, diversity, emotion and sensitivity to move them into headliners themselves” – HiFi Way
“The riffs are heavier, the rhythms are chunkier and the vocals are next level…ABEYANCE is an incredibly solid debut album that will hopefully lead to the attention that these boys rightfully deserve” – Everblack Media
“ABEYANCE overflows with careful curation and polished execution…in an age where imitation overflows, it’s exhilarating to witness a young band embrace ambition so fluidly and emerge with something entirely their own” – Hysteria Magazine
“Alt. are quickly becoming one of the country’s most talked-about heavy acts – and for very good reason” – The AU Review
Abeyance: a state of temporary disuse or inactivity. More accurately, the polar opposite to Adelaide rockers alt.’s modus operandi, emerging from a turbulent few years armed with rejuvenated focus and ferocity, as well as their debut full-length album ABEYANCE officially out today via Resist Records in Australia and SharpTone Records for the rest of the world.
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.
Teaming up 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 and, most recently, as the national support for American rockers Saosin and Brit rock party-starters Don Broco during their respective Australian tours. Also recently appearing at Unify Off The Record 2023 at Hindley St Music Hall in Adelaide, alt. are now primed to join Windwaker and the UK’s Caskets around Australia this July.
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