ALASKALASKA are back with a new single called ‘Meateater’ and have announced dates including a run of May shows opening for Nilüfer Yanya. ALASKALASKA are a London based six-piece formed by singer and bandleader Lucinda John-Duarte, they craft an evocative brass flecked brand of pop. According to Lucinda, their latest single, ‘Meateater’, was borne of exasperation: “I was thinking about how frustrating it is to be categorised or stereotyped. We’re always in competition with each other or ourselves, trying to sell ourselves like meat and hiding parts of our being in the process.” The track, a firm favorite on the road last year, listen to it below.
The band’s 2017 self-titled debut EP, also released via House Anxiety / Marathon Artists, a beguiling introduction to their brand of off-kilter pop. They toured extensively in support of the record, and through a string headline dates that culminated in a sold out Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, and support slots with Alvvays and Cigarettes After Sex in UK and Europe, they’ve built a reputation as extraordinary performers.
In the coming weeks they will be headlining Corsica Studios, supporting Porches at Village Underground and also Nilüfer Yanya on a UK tour, as well as performing at a string of festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds and The Great Escape.
16 April | Village Underground, London **
5 May | Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds
6 May | Sound City Festival, Liverpool
19 May | The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
20 May | The Deaf Institute, Manchester ***
21May |The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham ***
23 May | Broadcast, Glasgow ***
24 May | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds ***
29 May | Village Underground, London ***
7 June | Corsica Studios, London
** supporting Porches
*** supporting Nilüfer Yanya