Today marks the official release of the new mini LP from AL BAIRRE, entitled EXPERIENCE THE AL BAIRRE SHOW WITH AL BAIRRE EXPERIENCE.
“With this mini LP we wanted to create a formal invite for everyone in the whole wide world to experience The Al Bairre Show, with us Al Bairre. It’s a real experience.”
The mini LP was written over a period of three years and also includes older AL BAIRRE songs were re-recorded to improve the quality to better the band’s sound. The new tracks were written and recorded over the last year. The band recorded at Digital Forest Studios in Cape Town and the mini LP was produced by Francois de Klerk, who also played a major role in the recording process and mixing of the tracks.
For EXPERIENCE THE AL BAIRRE SHOW WITH AL BAIRRE EXPERIENCE, the band took all their signature musical elements to the next level and the mini LP features large drums, more strings, more harmonies, dirty bass lines, stinky guitars and grooves that will make you twist your ankle in a good way.
“Recording our songs super nicely just wasn’t very high on our list of things we were gonna do when we first started the band for some reason. But then people ended up really liking the songs so we thought we better pull our heads out our butts and go into a proper studio where you have couches and coffee and Xbox and a dog and all those fancy studio things and do it properly.”
EXPERIENCE THE AL BAIRE SHOW WITH AL BAIRRE EXPERIENCE Track Listing:
3. Let’s Fall In Love Some More
5. We Move On
6. Right Here In July
8. Where Do We Go From Here
Interview: AL BAIRRE
Hi guys… it awesome to be chatting to you guys again 😀 Is everyone doing well??
- I just hit by baby toe on the corner of my chair and I don’t think it’s gonna make it.
Before we get chatting about your imminent LP release, lets have a quick chat about 2015. How has this year treated you guys? You have been playing all over the country and a short international outing.
- Yeah the international outing was divine of course. The UK were so lovely to us and The Great Escape festival blew our willies off. The rest of the year we have just been spending playing a lot of very radical shows because everyone has been going balls-to-the-wall when we play which makes us so excited.
What have been some of the highlights from 2015?
- This year is the first year we have been on national radio. So that has been such a highlight for all of us. We never get used to hearing our songs come on the radio. We have almost had so many accidents.
Now, lets get chatting about Experience The Al Bairre Show With Al Bairre Experience… This will be your first ‘full project’ as AL BAIRRE, which is a great achievement on its own, for a band to get so much amazing exposure from only releasing single. What can we expect from this LP?
- It’s everything Al Bairre, but just turned up to 11. Now, we are told 11 is 1 more than the highest level you can go, so just watch out because you might twist your ankle. Just stretch properly. Better safe than sorry. The best defense is a good offence.
Do you have any notable collaborations on the album that you wish to chat to us about?
- For this mini LP we worked very closely with our new producer Francois De Klerk. This was our first time working with him, but he knew what we wanted and gave it to us. He gave it to us hard and fast, all night long.
When and where can we find the album?
- It’s out on iTunes everywhere and if you’re into CD’s they will be available at about 20 Vida e Caffe’s around the country. Also if you’re into vinyl we will be releasing some vinyls soon as well.
Is there anything else that the band is busy working on that we can expect in the near future?
- We really wanna head overseas again. Our portions of fast food here are too small.
Tell us again… Where can we follow you on Social media?
- Facebook: Al Bairre
- Twitter: @albairre
- Instagram: @albairre
- Website: www.albairre.com
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/al-bairre
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlBairre
Thanks for your time guys…!!
- The pleasure was all ours. xxx
LET’S FALL IN LOVE SOME MORE Music Video
AL BAIRRE also recently released a brand new single from the mini LP, entitled LET’S FALL IN LOVE SOME MORE, and today also sees the release of the music video for the single.
“The song is about being in love with unhealthy relationships or emotional abuse.”
Produced by Luke Nelson, directed by Nicholas Preen and with Tao Farren Hefer as cinematographer, the video was shot in a studio as well as a lot of different serene locations in and amongst beautiful Cape Town over the course of two days.
The band describes the video as a visually pleasing, aesthetic-based video making use of a lot of colour and personality which was the focus they wanted to bring forward and highlight.