Nine Black Alps premiere new songs at Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival

Manchester band pull in huge crowd at NME/Radio 1 Tent

Nine Black Alps showcased three new songs at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 26).

The Manchester four-piece attracted a huge crowd over at the NME/Radio 1 Tent as the band powered through a set which leaned heavily towards their debut ‘Everything Is’.

The quartet also took time to perform a host of downbeat new tracks ‘Bitter End’, ‘Heavier Than Water’ and current single ‘Burn Faster’ from their forthcoming album ‘Love/Hate’.

Of the new songs singer Sam Forrest told NME.COM: “We spent two years travelling around the world playing the same songs over and over again so I wanted to do something different with the new songs.

“Screaming my head off night after night with the first album started to give me migraines. Eventually I had to see an osteopath because I did my neck in, I was screaming that loud. A lot of the songs are just sadder, less angry there, less venting of the spleen.”

Nine Black Alps played:

‘Just Friends’

‘So In Love’

‘Not Everyone’


‘Bitter End’

‘Burn Faster’


‘Heavier Than Water’


‘Shot Down’

‘Love/Hate’ is out on October 15.

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