Tap The Feed Podcast: Ålesund

While the whole world was going slightly crazy at the start of the year, Ålesund were in the middle of a European tour to support the release of their second EP All Hail to Your Queen. Whilst we were in lockdown, they sent us a beautifully stripped-down version of the track ‘Splinters’ which featured on the record. In contrast to the home-filmed distant gig, the band typically form a grand and panoramic sound through their carefully composed pieces, fronted by a classically-trained vocal with an operatic flavour.

We discussed the themes behind the music, the title tracks video which featured some spectacular circus trained acrobats, a re-scheduling of their tour dates for next year, a gathering bundle of new songs and whether the number 101 is universally indicative of dystopian horror.