Nine Black Alps Biography

Nine Black Alps are an English alternative rock band from Manchester, formed in 2003. The band consists of Sam Forrest (vocals, guitar), David Jones (guitar), James Galley (drums) and Karl Astbury (bass).

Taking its name from "The Couriers", by Sylvia Plath, the band came to prominence with the release of its debut album, Everything Is in 2005. Following the release of the band's second album, Love/Hate (2007), the band parted ways with its label, Island Records, and self-released its third studio album, Locked Out from the Inside, in 2009.

In 2011, bass guitarist Martin Cohen departed from the band to pursue a solo career under the name Milk Maid. Cohen was subsequently replaced by Karl Astbury, with the band releasing its fourth album, Sirens, in October 2012. In April 2014, Nine Black Alps released their fifth studio album Candy For The Clowns on Hatch Records.

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Nine Black Alps News

Nine Black Alps stream new album 'Sirens' – listen

Manchester alt-rockers stream their fourth album 'Sirens' on NME.COM a week before its release

  • Oct 8, 2012

Nine Black Alps announce comeback album 'Sirens' and UK tour – ticket details

Manchester band will release their long-awaited fourth album in October

  • Jun 14, 2012

Nine Black Alps stream new album online

Listen to 'Locked Out From The Inside' two months before its official release

  • Aug 6, 2009

Nine Black Alps return with track money can't 'buy'

Download band's new track 'Buy Nothing' on NME.COM now

  • Apr 8, 2009

Nine Black Alps: Nirvana comparisons are 'misunderstood'

Plus get a discount on new album 'Love/Hurt'

  • Oct 31, 2007

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`Vampire In The Sun` FlyTV In The Courtyard Play Video

`Vampire In The Sun` FlyTV In The Courtyard

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`Buy Nothing` FlyTV In The Courtyard

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Bitter End

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Burn Faster

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Nine Black Alps Reviews

Nine Black Alps - 'Candy For The Clowns'

Nine Black Alps - 'Candy For The Clowns'

Noughties also-rans lack the attitude of their debut on begrudging new record

  • Apr 17, 2014

Album review: Nine Black Alps - 'Locked Out From The Inside'

A free-spirited mess

  • Oct 2, 2009

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Love/Hate

  • Oct 19, 2007

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Bitter End

  • Oct 15, 2007

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Burn Faster

  • Jul 30, 2007

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