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Canterbury newcomers The Alchemy have arrived with their full length debut ‘Chemical Daydream’ that takes on a blend of rock, indie and electronic music. Talking after their trip to Berlin to mix and master the record, guitarist Luke Welch said “Playing with some great other bands all around the country gave us the chance to up our game. And working with an experienced team like Paul and Sebastian Braunreuther, along with having our own studio has meant we’ve managed to realise our creative vision and we couldn’t be happier with how this record has turned out”.
Electronic Rock & Alternative
FOR FANS OF:
Lonely The Brave / I Am Giant / Lower Than Atlantis
‘Modern Age’ (2016) (Stream)
LATEST MUSIC VIDEO:
APRIL 12 – CANTERBURY, The Penny Theatre
APRIL 15 – LEICESTER, The Vault
APRIL 18 – BRIDGWATER, The Cobblestones
APRIL 20 – WORTHING, Bar 42
WHAT THE BAND SAY:
DP!: How did the band form?
The Alchemy: The band formed at the end of 2015 following the ending of two previous bands. We decided to join forces after Luke Welch was made aware of Sam Ewen as he was at the same university studying music. As his group was coming to an end it was around the time Myself, Rhys and Luke were looking for a drummer to complete our new project.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
The Alchemy: We’re just about to release our LP ‘Chemical Daydream’ on March 29th, which we cannot wait to do as we started working on these tracks back in April 2017, so we’ve have had them for a while now. We have some more singles from the LP to drop followed by an alternative EP we are currently recording. We’ve got upcoming shows in April, May and June, including our hometown show at The Penny Theatre, Canterbury on April 12th.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Boston Manor, The Intersphere, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bring Me the Horizon, KI:Theory and Cigarettes After Sex is basically the soundtrack to our lives the last of couple months.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
The Alchemy: We definitely look up to bands like Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Muse and Placebo as they’ve really perfected their craft and become these great stadium bands. It’s really where we hope to see ourselves in the future. Whenever we write a song we can’t help but see it in that setting and we always approach how we craft a song, a show or our playing with the attitude that these bands convey on stage so well. They really bring a show and it’s something that we aspire to.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
The Alchemy: We would have to say getting our first video on national TV. We’ve been lucky enough to have even our first single from ‘Chemical Daydream’ air on Scuzz TV but when we first got accepted with ‘Modern Age’ from our EP it was a trip! It’s definitely rivalled with the achievement of finishing our first full length LP.
The Alchemy‘s debut album ‘Chemical Daydream’ is out now and you can listen to it on Spotify here
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