Led by Del Amitri’s Iain Harvie and writer & film-maker, Tim May, ALIENS began life as a songwriting project in 2016. As terrorist attacks continued, Syria descended into chaos, the Brexit storm broke, and Trump slouched towards the White House, the themes of the songs crystallised. So did the sound – a swirling mix of rock n roll guitars and driving pop hooks – and Iain and Tim decided to broaden their focus.
Director, Gary Birch came on board, followed by motion designers Andy Rogers and Tom Huxley, photographers Andrew Ogilvy and Karen Stowe, editor, Phil O’Dea, and graphic designer, Kitty MacColl. New York-based DOP, Alex Corn, and photographer Jacob Quesenberry joined the fray to shoot another film in Harlem.
To deliver the goods live, Iain and Tim are joined by Jungle’s Fraser MacColl on guitars, Shriekback’s Martyn Barker on drums, and multi-instrumentalist, Tommy Sheen.
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The single, Baby’s Like an Alien, is released on October 19th. The band play live at Surya, London the same night.