Music: Hear Alberta Cross’ comeback single
Alberta Cross will release their second album, Songs Of Patience, in September.
Track: Alberta Cross – Magnolia
File under: emulsion your wall with some melodic sprawl
Alberta Cross are Petter Ericson Stakee (vocals/guitar) and Terry Wolfers (bass), a Swede and a Londoner with Brooklyn as their home.
Having met in an East End pub seven years ago, when Wolfers saved a young and let’s say “over-confident” Ericson Stakee from some angered locals, they have since embarked on what Ericson Stakee calls “a long and wild road”.
The success of their acclaimed 2009 debut, Broken Side Of Time, saw the band gig around the world, earning the patronage of bands like Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with whom they toured.
Ericson Stakee says of the upcoming Songs Of Patience album:
“In the three years since the last album we relocated to Los Angeles, moved back to New York, returned to being a band with just two permanent members and have had at least five producers’ hands on the album.
“I loved LA, but the combination of relocating and hitting the studio straight away made me spiral out of control. I reached a very dark place. I partied too hard, blew my newly earned money and went home to Sweden.
“Once I hit rock bottom and plummeted back to the planet, I knew what I had to do. I moved back to Brooklyn and re-formed my home there. And that’s what Alberta Cross is, me and Terry, my cockney brother.”
Songs Of Patience is released on September 3. Magnolia comes out as a single on July 30.
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