Oxford group Alphabet Backwards release their new album “Friends, Lovers and Empty Beds” on 30th July
by Christopher Smith
Oxford band alphabet backwards release their second album on the 30th of July to coincide with the mid point of their festival season and more specifically their Truck Festival performance before a tour in September including dates in Reading and London.
The second album is called “Friends, Lovers and Empty Beds” and will be released on CD, all digital stores and a limited edition cassette. The album is so called because it has become a saying that ends each practice as no matter who you are you will be heading home to a friend a lover or an empty bed.
It was self-recorded and produced in a barn in Honiton, Devon called Buckhouse before being mastered by Jimmy Hetherington for Shonk Studios in Oxford.
An album heavily focuses on band member James’ late diagnosis of epilepsy and the experiences and general mental health in dealing with the anxieties that comes with this diagnosis despite being born with the condition.
The group play Reading on September 28th, London 29th with shows also coming in Thame, Oxford and Nottingham in the wonderful Jam Café.
Their new single “Oh Me, Oh My” is now available.
Catch all of Alphabet Backwards videos on their YouTube page