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Getting signed by “Big Condo” and selling out our Single Launch for “Fortune Teller” in our Hometown was our biggest achievement. It was absolutely rammed, and the atmosphere was boss.

Tell us about the band and the members?

The Band consists of Ronnie, Ste, Wongy, and me (Dominic) all from Liverpool hence the name “The Alts” (Named after The River Alt which is a River that runs through Liverpool) 

Just normal lads from Liverpool, who like Floyd, The Beatles, and through being in various Bands in the past have joined forces to create the behemoth that is “The Alts” (Dominic)

Who has inspired your music and why? 

When we was younger me, and Ste were very much into “Oasis” like every kid who played music in their young teenage years in the 90s another Band we really loved was “The Real People, we actually recorded with them when we were kids, and we was very grateful for the experience,  they were and still are an amazing inspiration. 

Now I think “The Alts” are inspired by the likes of “The Las” “New Order” I really like Thom Yorkes Band “The Smile” also a bit of “Floyd” Wongy and Dom are into a bit more heavier stuff than me, and Ste, so like Black Sabbath, “Tool” so it’s a very good mix of an Indie Band, but are not afraid to go Heavier if we need to. (Ronnie)

The Alts, Liverpool

What is your greatest achievement so far for the band? 

I think getting signed by “Big Condo” and selling out our Single Launch for “Fortune Teller” in our Hometown was our biggest achievement. It was absolutely rammed, and the atmosphere was boss. It’s amazing being part of the Big Condo family, and seeing all the work that they put into Bands and Artists. It’s not easy being a Band/Artist now, you have to be a musician, a marketing expert, a content creator, so having that support of the label means a lot. (Ste)

Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?

Just keep going believe in yourself, and speak to someone if you feel mentally drained or are feeling a bit down, there’s people out there for your niche you just need to find them, don’t get to bogged down with image its what’s inside that counts, look at us we’re all in our 40s but we’re still giving it beans. (Wongy)

The Alts

What’s the concept behind fortune teller?

It’s about a struggling relationship, we’re you are being affected mentally and the struggles of getting through it. I think it’s something everybody can relate to as we’ve all been in that position before. (Ronnie)

We have heard Wongy has a big board?

Any sound you want out of life he’ll get it for you. If you want the sound of raindrops dripping onto rosebuds in c#minor, Wongy will have a pedal that makes that noise, he’s like Mike Oldfield who done Tubular Bells and played every instrument, but in Guitar form (Dom)

You are performing at this years Big Condo Records Weekender, how excited are you?

We love it mate, we’re doing a nice acoustic set, so we’ve been working really hard to refine it. We’re looking forward to seeing as much of the other Artists as we can, it’s gonna be an amazing event. (Ronnie)

What’s next for the alts?

Got a new single coming hopefully around September “Break The Walls Down” it’s sounding heavy, we just want yo get our music out there to as many people as we can, represent the Liverpool Music scene as best we can, and Rock out as much as we can. (Dom)

 

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