Cork's The Altered Hours are a key part of the city's music scene.
The group's angular, art-rock sound nods to post-punk, while absorbing the influence of groups like PIXIES, or even the invention of the Sugarcubes.
Working from their own studio space in the heart of Cork city - an ex-government building that has become a creative hub for the local music community - The Altered Hours have been afforded the space to let their creativity run free.
New album 'Convertible' is incoming - order it HERE, in fact - and it's accompanied by support dates alongside Fontaines D.C. on their current massive UK tour.
We're able to share 'Thistle' and it's a superb return from The Altered Hours, with the sloping bass line and splintered guitars set against that brooding vocal.
There's a poetic flair to the lyricism, with the opening line "Resist Much Obey Little" utilising the words of American poet Walt Whitman.
The art-punk five-piece have shot a black and white video for the song, and it's pared down monochrome seems to brilliantly suit their music.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Izabela Szczutkowska
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