New Scottish alt-rock trio Atlas : Empire are proud to announce their debut LP The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet, due for release December 07. To celebrate the news, the band have also revealed their first single/video, ‘Hostess’ and announce a tour with Movements and I, The Mighty (dates below).
First premiered via Everything Is Noise, you can now check out the video for ‘Hostess’ here:
Pre-order the album at: https://atlasempire.bandcamp.com/
The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet follows Atlas : Empire‘s succession of three EPs, the last of which is 2015’s The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet Pt. 1 (For The Satellites). Since forming in 2011, the band have toured extensively throughout the UK, EU and through Eastern Canada, including supporting Tiny Moving Parts, The Pineapple Thief, Closure in Moscow, and Good Tiger.
The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet is a concept record, centralised around humanity’s growing reliance on technology, and how this impacts our ability to have organic interaction & genuine communication. It explores how a society – dehumanised & disconnected – falls into disarray when this reliance is suddenly removed.
Each song is written from a new perspective, and the experiences each new person goes through, both before and after this mass technological collapse.
For fans of Arcane Roots, Black Peaks, The Twilight Sad, Press To Meco and more, Atlas : Empire are ready to stake their claim in the next wave of intelligent Scottish alt-rock. Soaring highs meet the lows of melancholia, complemented by figurative guitarwork and highly compelling atmospheric production, creating a highly impressive LP worthy of repeat listens.
Watch the band live:
With Movements and I, The Mighty
Sat 13 Oct 2018 Dover, England The Booking Hall
Sun 14 Oct 2018 Eindhoven, Netherlands Dynamo
Mon 15 Oct 2018 Paris, France Backstage By The Mill
Tue 16 Oct 2018 Antwerp, Belgium Kavka VZW
Wed 17 Oct 2018 Stuttgart, Germany Keller Klub
Thu 18 Oct 2018 Bochum, Germany Rotunde
Sat 20 Oct 2018 Milan, Italy Serraglio
Sun 21 Oct 2018 Trier, Germany Exhaus (Balkensaal)
Mon 22 Oct 2018 Vienna, Austria Arena Wien
Atlas : Empire are:
Steven Gillies – vocals & guitar
Jamie Sturt – vocals, guitar, keys & electronics
Robert Hasebe – bass