Category: Alfa 9

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 Amazon.co.uk 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 lamacq.6music@bbc.co.uk 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.

Alfa 9 - First Live Dates in Four Years - London & Stoke

We’re pleased to announce that Alfa 9 will be playing their first live show in over four years. The band – Ali Heath, Leon Jones, Phil Mason have expanded the line up to include John Bradbury on drums (who replaces Andy Vernon) and Chris Hillman on bass for the forthcoming live dates which are as follows:

Sat 9th Mar. • LONDON at Queen Of Hoxton (This Feeling) – on stage 9pm
Sat 23rd Mar. • STOKE-ON-TRENT at Fat Cats, Stoke-on-Trent (Octopus Club)
Thur 28th Mar. • LONDON supporting CORNERSHOP 229 The Venue W1
Sat 20th Apr. • STOKE-ON-TRENT at THE SUGARMILL

Alfa 9 'Gone To Ground' Exclusive Limited Album Pre-Order

Alfa 9‘s second album ‘Gone To Ground‘ gets its official release on March 11th and the band will be signing the first 100 copies, but they’ll only by available from the official Blow Up / Alfa 9 shop.

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.

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