Hailing from Cork City Ireland, The Altered Hours are a five piece alt-rock group.
Their music explores vast psychedelic spaces, immediate post-punk tones, repetitive rhythms and propelling structures. The lyrics bind this wall of noise together, comfortably connecting the escapism of the abstract with the honesty of realism.
This duality is played out in song and on stage by the male/female lead singers Elaine Howley & Cathal MacGabhann. Continuing an “art-punk” tradition while being influenced by artists such as The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Iceage, Lydia Lunch, Spacemen 3 & Stereolab.
Over the past few years the 5 piece have been headlining tours in the UK & Europe, creating what some journalists have described as a ‘cult-like’ status.
Playing everywhere from ex-government buildings, deconsecrated churches, sheds, parties & anywhere else that will have them. In the process they have scooped critical acclaim from the likes of The Fader, Brooklyn Vegan, The Quietus, Clash and many more.
The year ahead is set to be as exciting & energetic as ever for The Altered Hours with the group continuously carving out their own path in rock ‘n’ roll and recently signing to Pizza Pizza Records.
Sharing a little more Cathal said:
“We’re really excited for this chapter of our band’s music, this song is inspired by our love for rock ‘n’ roll & rich melodies & the endless pathways that can take us on. We feel we’re always getting closer & closer to the core of what we love about music & this is another step in that exploration.”
The Altered Hours live at Workman’s Cellar, Dublin 15th December 2023. Tickets are available from www.singularartists.ie on Monday, 7th August at 10am