Thanks for being patient guys, we’re going to release our debut album very soon!
The album is coming along very nicely! Robbie is hard at work mixing and we’re boncing (yes boncing not bouncing) round writing new songs and hugging Daze.
You can hug Daze too at our last gig of the year:
Saturday 17 November
The Thirsty Dog
with High Horses, El Bajo and Herbaceous Pepperonicle
See you there and thanks for your support!
Holly & TAS
Vocal recordings are mostly done! We spent the weekend at the Bassment, churning through them. You’ll get to hear some mean gang vocals from special guests on the album too.
We expect the album to be ready by approx November and you can buy pre-sales via our Indiegogo campaign. Order a pre-sale here and you’ll also help fund the recording and post-production of the album! You can even get your name on the door for our album release gig and a named thank you in the album credits. It’s just $5 for the album (released before official release) and $10 for pre-sale plus gig ticket. Your support means everything.
Meanwhile, we’re almost done with recording and Robbie has the massive task ahead of him to mix the lot. Good luck Robbie!
(I’m just glad it’s not me this time)
Here’s Kris and Reuben getting their duet on in the vocal booth
Til next time
Holly (Bermuda – don’t ask) Roberts & TAS
2012 has been a great year for the States. We have gigged more, playing awesome shows at Kings Arms, Dogs Bollix, The Masonic and more. Playing with a wicked range of bands and making new friends along the way.
Its come to that time where we need to record again. We’ve established a new catalogue of songs and this time we have decided an album is in order.
Over the next few months we will record and have our debut album mixed at our local, The Bassment. We like to capture that live sound, keeping the songs raw but also well produced.
This time we are recording 8-9 songs, which we have written and performed over the last 6 months. This will be Dave’s first recording with us, along with a more prominent direction of the sound we are after. It’s only taken three years and many members to get to but we’re very stoked with this style.
In between recording sessions, our members will be taking a short break from Altered States gigs to play with other bands, focus on solo work and travel. Our next show will be October 26th at The Masonic with Chuck Norris Trio and Austere.
We will keep you all updated with the progression of the recording.
We have a working album title, which sums up a lot of the themes featured in our new songs. Our proposed track listing is currently:
2) Swings & Gallows
3) Give Up
5) Set Adrift
6) The Durville Mind
7) Artist in the Ambulance (cover)
8) Silhouettes of Yesterday
On 24th May we played at the AuSM Battle of the Bands final. It was great night with lots of energy and a supportive crowd. Big ups to Lewy and Jos for the cheers from the back!
Plus, we had smoke machines and coloured lighting – AND this amazing photographer Connor Crawford snapped some beautiful shots. Check them out below.
Up next for us is another Battle of the Bands (the national one) on Thursday 21st June at Juice Bar, plus a few coming up in July!
Thanks to everyone who came along to our gig at The Dog’s Bollix on Sat 19 May!
We played 10 of our songs and had a great time. Special thanks to the guys and girl from Asinine, SansArcade and ‘Til Death Do Us Party; Anthony Corban, Marty & Althea, Aidan Turvey and Paddy.
We played 2 new songs – Silhouettes of Yesterday and a cover of Sommerset’s ‘Inside’.
Next up is the AuSM Battle of the Bands Final at Vesbar on Thursday 24th May. We’re on at 7pm – see you there!
We had a fantastic gig on Saturday 21 April at the Masonic Tavern with Chuck Norris Trio, The Crimson Vendetta and Asinine. Thank you to everyone who came along!
We’ve been planning exciting things for this May so look out for:
Here’s a clip from our 21st April gig at the Masonic with ‘Swings and Gallows’. Thanks to James Morgan for filming.
Til next time, The Altered States
After various musical ventures throughout the holiday period, The Altered States are back for 2012. At the end of 2011, Jake amicably parted ways with us; we wish him good luck with his future endeavours. Our guitarist search was on once again and we did not have to search far at all. Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome: Dave ‘Daze’ Ward on guitar. Dave was the easiest fit and we look forward to our future with him.
Our 3rd release is finally here. “Voyeur”: A 5 track download e.p/album with bonus cover of Portishead’s Roads live.
Once again we recorded with good friend Robbie James at The Basement, Holly mixed and we all produced. The overall theme of the album is a combination of love, loss, adventure, time travel, Sci-Fi, birth, death and haters.
We have two upcoming shows to promote the songs as well as new songs that will feature on our future E.P. We’ve also got music videos and new photography in the works. We are playing with our friends Crimson Vendetta at the Thirsty Dog February 16 and our E.P digital release show will be at our local Masonic with guests TBA.Look forward to seeing you all there and here your feedback about our songs. Big thanks to Jake Ebdale, Robbie and The Basement, NZ Music FTW, Anthony Corban , Amanda Payne and everyone who has supported us over the last 3 years.
Kris and The Altered States