5/27/2006: The Alarm MMVI, Birmingham
The Alarm MMVI will release their much anticipated new album titled ‘Under Attack’ on EMI records on February 20th 2006. The album has been recorded at sessions in Wales and Henley-On-Thames during the summer of 2005 and was mixed at various studios around the world including Abbey Road, London and Electric Lady in New York. The album has been produced by the band along with Martin Wilding (Poppy Fields/Doves) and George Williams (Babyshambles) with additional mixes by Pete Walsh (Simple Minds/Scott walker).
Featuring brand new compositions ‘Superchannel’, ‘Without A Fight’, ‘My Town’ and ‘This Is The Way We Are’, the complete tracklisting will be announced early in the new year.
‘Under Attack’ will be previewed at The Gathering in Llandudno (January 27/28 2006) and the first single from the album will be released shortly after on February 6th.
The band will be touring the British Isles with a series of unique one off ‘Saturday Gigs’ which will take place on the last Saturday of each month throughout the calendar year. Tickets for these events are priced at 15 [Except London 17.50] and are available to order now.
National Ticketline: 01745 571571 or visit www.thealarm.com [All tickets subject to booking fee].
The Alarm MMVI – Under Attack U.K. Tour – The Saturday Gigs
JAN 28th LLANDUDNO The Gathering [Sold Out]
FEB 25th CARDIFF Coal Exchange
MAR 25th LONDON Islington Academy
APR 29th GLASGOW Academy
MAY 27th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
JUN 24th MANCHESTER Academy II
Dates in the North America and Europe will be published as soon as they become available.Set List
IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S OK
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING…?
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM
RAIN IN THE SUMMERTIME
CEASE AND DESIST
SOLD ME DOWN THE RIVER
THIS IS THE WAY WE ARE
I NEVER LEFT I ONLY WENT AWAY
DRUNK AND DISORDERLY
WITHOUT A FIGHT
SPIRIT OF 76
BLAZE OF GLORY
Yep it was a cracking night. I was unsure how many people would make the trip to Birmingham, but it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces pop up unannounced. The Saturday gigs have been a huge success from my point of view, with each one recreating a mini-gathering celebration vibe and offering the opportunity with friends only seen once or twice a year. I just wish more people could share these nights & times.
I’ve been lucky to have seen the Under Attack material performed live five times in 2006, and it just gets better with every performance. It seems the band are improving with every show, embracing spectacle & especially honing the Under Attack songs. Obviously playing to a tight curfew (with the ubiquitous club night following), I think a few songs had to be cut from the later part of the set list, but that didn’t impact on a great night.(RUE)