Nine Black Alps get Shot Down on Tour

February 28th heralds the second single release from UK Rock’s brightest hopes for 2005, Nine Black Alps. Shot Down, an incendiary two and-a-half minute burst of guitar rock with the power to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, will be available on CD single and 7” on Island Records. The release of the single will be accompanied by live dates from the Manchester quartet including a headline tour, club shows, support dates with 22-20's, a Shockwaves NME Awards show at London's Astoria, and a special date at The Birthday Party club at London's Infinity Club.

Shot Down was produced by Rob Schnapf – a man famed for his work with Elliot Smith and Beck amongst others. Nine Black Alps and Schnapf have been in LA's Sunset Sound studio this Autumn recording their debut album, which shall be causing great excitement upon its release on Island Records in late Spring / early Summer 2005.

Shot Down will be available on CD and 7″, featuring the title track plus B-sides (tbc). Upcoming Nine Black Alps UK dates, meanwhile, run thus:

JANUARY (Support for 22-20's)

Sun 16th DUBLIN, Wheelans
Mon 17th BELFAST, Limelight
Wed 19th EDINBURGH, Liquid Room
Thu 20th BIRMINGHAM, Irish Centre
Fri 21st MANCHESTER, Academy 2
Sat 22nd LONDON, Astoria
Thu 27th LONDON, Birthday Party @ Infinity Club

FEBRUARY (Headline Tour)

Fri 11th GLASGOW, King Tuts
Sat 12th MIDDLESBROUGH, Empire
Sun 13th LEEDS, Faversham
Mon 14th MANCHESTER, Night & Day (XFM show)
Wed 16th LONDON, ASTORIA (NME Awards Show)
Fri 18th BRISTOL, Metropole
Sat 19th CARDIFF, Barfly
Mon 21st YORK, Fibbers
Tue 22nd LEICESTER, Sumo
Wed 23rd NOTTINGHAM, Social
Thu 24th LINCOLN, Uni (tbc)

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