Category: Alfa 9

Ali Heath 'When The Day Is Done' streaming from today. Hometown live show this weekend.

The debut solo album from Ali HeathWhen The Day Is Done‘ is streaming from today on digital music services:

Whilst the album is available to pre-order as a physical CD from the Blow Up Records shop:

Blow Up Records who have had a long association with Ali, as a member of the psych rock troubadours Alfa 9, having released three highly acclaimed albums to date by the band, Then We Begin, Gone To Ground and My Sweet Movida.

When The Day Is Done was written, recorded and performed solely by Ali over the past two years. It is a culmination of lockdown introspection brought to life with the rawness and vigour of a paired-back studio set-up which sounds all the better for it.

Ali Heath will appear on The Substitute radio show from 8pm tonight: 

Ali Heath performs live The Artisan Tap, Stoke-on-Trent this Saturday 17th Sept:

Ali Heath solo debut album pre-order now / single available to stream from midnight.

‘When The Day Is Done’ the debut solo album by Alfa 9 co-founder Ali Heath is available to pre-order from Blow Up Records Greedbag shop:

We Go There Anyway a single taken from the album goes live on all digital music services from tomorrow (22/07/22)

When The Day Is Done was written, recorded and performed solely by Ali over the past two years. As a member of Alfa 9, Ali has released three highly acclaimed albums of the band to date with Blow Up Records, Then We Begin, Gone To Ground and My Sweet Movida.

Ali Heath signs with Blow Up Records for debut solo album.

Blow Up Records is pleased to announce that the debut solo album by Ali Heath ‘When The Day Is Done’ will be released by Blow Up Records in the summer of 2022. Blow Up, have had a long association with Ali as a member of Alfa 9, releasing three highly acclaimed albums to date, Then We Begin, Gone To Ground and My Sweet Movida. When The Day Is Done was written, recorded and performed solely by Ali over the past two years. This news follows the announcement in January that Blow Up Songs has also signed Ali as the publisher for the album.

Alfa 9 My Sweet Movida is streaming now on all music services

To coincide with their appearance today at @ShiiineOn_ The Deluxe Edition of Alfa 9 My Sweet Movida is streaming now on all music services. 11 additional tracks – alternate ‘stripped’ versions and tracks recorded in MSM sessions. The additional tracks also feature on the Deluxe CD and come as a free download with the vinyl.

Alfa 9 'My Sweet Movida' - The New Album Out Soon

Alfa 9return with their third album My Sweet Movida. The Newcastle-under-Lyme based four piece are back with their Morricone-esque tinged cosmic country psych rock, that’s layered with vocal harmonies delivering what the band believe to be their strongest set of songs to date.

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This their first release since ‘Gone to Ground’, which made Vive le Rock and Sound of Confusion best of the year lists in 2013 and saw the band featured in various magazines including Classic Rock and Shindig. They were interviewed by Steve Lamacq for his ‘New Favourite Band’ feature at BBC 6 Music around the album release and
El Morocco (taken from Gone To Ground) later hit the BBC 6 Music playlist for a month as the band performed live at the Liverpool Psych Fest.

Of the band’s debut ‘Then We Begin’ Clash described this as “A fully realised and hugely ambitious debut which succeeds on every level” whilst Shindig said “one of the best albums of the last decade”. The title track ‘Then We Begin’ and ‘Flasher’ from the album more recently surfaced in key sequences of the auto-behemoth that is The Grand Tour.

A first taste from My Sweet Movida ‘Smile Dog’ is already receiving radio support from Gideon Coe and Guy Garvey at BBC 6 Music.

Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground' - The New Album Out Now!

Alfa 9‘s second album ‘Gone To Ground‘ is released today! The band have signed the first 100 copies, but they’ll only by available from the official Blow Up / Alfa 9 shopclick here to order yours! The album is available from all good stockists including and to download from stores including iTunesMore stockists here…

Plus you can buy their other releases, including other limited goodies. There are even a few copies of their first album ‘Then We Begin‘ on vinyl signed by the first line-up.

Alfa went down a storm last Saturday at This Feeling at what was their first gig in 4 years. They made a few friends along the way! The band have 2 dates lined up in their hometown Stoke, and will be back in London in 2 weeks time to support Cornershop live dates here

Alfa 9 chat to Steve Lamacq on BBC 6music this Wednesday 13th February

Alfa 9 are dropping in to BBC 6Music this Wednesday afternoon for a chat with Steve Lamacq about their new album ‘Gone To Ground‘ – out March 11th. They’ll be on air from 5pm so don’t forget to tune in!

Alfa 9 6 Music Rebel Playlist Winners & BBC Merseyside Session

Congratulations to our very own Alfa 9 – winner of this weeks BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist with ‘El Morocco‘ with 55% of the public vote, and thanks to everyone who voted!

They also dropped intoBBC Merseyside last Saturday  too for a session and chat with Dave Monks which you can listen back to here if you’re quick!

Alfa 9 'El Morocco' up for BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist

Alfa 9 are up for the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist this week on the Steve Lamacq show with their forthcoming single El Morocco!

Send an email to with subject ‘Alfa9’ before midnight on Sunday 22nd September to vote or you can read more / vote here

“Each week we ask you to vote on your favourite track from three that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist. The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week” BBC 6 Music

Alfa 9 Record Store Day & Sugarmill Show

Alfa 9 will be playing live for Record Store Day in Music Mania in Stoke followed by a headline show at The Sugarmill on Saturday 20th April.

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