Nine Black Alps: Nirvana comparisons are ‘misunderstood’

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Nine Black Alps have said that comparisons with Nirvana have confused potential fans of the band.

The Manchester group were frequently likened to the grunge legends when they first emerged, but frontman Sam Forrest feels that was misleading.

“Being compared to Nirvana was great as I love them, but at the same time we felt we were misunderstood,” he declared. “It was like we had no original ideas of our own.”


The singer added that new record ’Love/Hate’, which was released on Monday (October 29), will give fans more of an idea of what they are about as a band.

“On this album it’s more about the songwriting,” declared Forest. “It was more interesting to me than the power of guitar.”

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