We sit down with the four members of pop-punk/indie rock outfit alt. to get to know them a bit better, discussing topics such as their new single ‘nothingwithoutyou’, Super Nova Doritos and Tony Hawks Underground 2.
alt. have offered up two epic singles so far, and are today accompanying their third single, ‘nothingwithoutyou’, with their debut EP announcement! The ‘dysfunctional‘ EP will be available Friday, April 24!
The new single follows on from the previous two with the dark pop-rock elements that make for an addictive listen. ‘nothingwithoutyou.’ was written with help from Hands Like Houses‘ Trenton Woodley and produced by Callan Orr (Dream On Dreamer) at Avalanche Studios.
We sat down with the foursome to get to know them just a bit better, and you can read the interview below.
Check out alt.’s brand new single ‘nothingwithoutyou’.
Get to Know: alt.
How did your artist name come about?
We really just wanted a short name…
How would you describe your music to your grandma?
It’s like angry Elvis!
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Tell us about a few of your tracks; their titles and what they’re about?
The new single is called ‘Nothingwithoutyou’. Which was written about the moment I realised my relationship needed to end. I felt isolated, unwanted and was stuck in a state of limbo. But when it came down to ending the relationship I was told I meant everything to them which confused me after being treated the way that I was.
‘Chasing Safety’ was the previous single, that’s about seeing someone you care about find themselves in a bad situation and feeling desperate to help them. It’s about reassuring them that there is always help – you just need to reach out.
What do you love about your hometown?
That’s a tough one! But it would have to be Jed Hitchcock. Adelaide would be nothing without that guy. If you ever have the chance to meet him you’ll be thanking us.
Career highlight so far?
So far I think it would have to be the love we have received from releasing our first two singles. The feedback so far has been so great and has confirmed that the re-brand and direction change was a good move.
Fave non-music hobby?
Dan – Basketball
Daniel – Art
Simon – Tony Hawks Underground 2
Declan – Runescape
What’s on your dream rider?
A room filled with Super Nova Doritos and Cheesy Bacon Balls
Dream music collaboration?
Jordan Fish from BMTH because he made that band good! Direct hate messages to Dan about this one.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Dan – In a crappy cover band
Declan – I don’t care, as long as I have 4 more dogs
Daniel – In New York
Simon – Still fixing my BMW
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Dan – ‘Take On Me’ by A-Ha
Declan – ‘Lonely No More’ by Rob Thomas
Simon – ‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ by Peter Coombe
Daniel – ‘Shimmer’ By Fuel
Dan Richards – Vocals
Declan Fry- Drums
Simon Aistrope – Guitar
Daniel Wells-Smith – Guitar
Listen to earlier single ‘chasing safety’.