• ALBANY DOWN - New Album Launch Promo Video 1

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    Albany Down are proud to announce the release of their much anticipated NEW ALBUM "Not Over Yet" available from their website:

    The video presents the opening track: "Back Again" as played at The Flowerpot Derby.

    The Bedford-based Albany Down made a big splash in 2011 with their debut album "South of the City". Produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, INME, Super Furry Animals), the album confirmed them as a formidable rock outfit with classic rock and blues influences, with big riffs and strong uplifting hooks.

    And in vocalist Paul Muir they have a pivotal presence whose intuitive phrasing matches his ability to search for epic moments. He channels his startling vocal range into meaningful lyrics that help shape a mix of pulsating rockers, rock-blues ballads, soaring anthems and memorable melodies. Together with a passionate performance from versatile guitarist Paul Turley, and a ripping rhythm section, Albany Down have quickly made their mark on the Festival circuit, alongside sessions for both national and regional radio.

    Already praised by BBC Radio 2's Paul Jones; - "These guys are really going somewhere; make sure they take you with them!" - "Not Over Yet" presents 12 new self-penned songs that expand the band's core elements of powerhouse rock, strong hooks and great solos, and exudes their own infectious signature style.

    As with "South of the City", the band once again turned to Greg Haver to give them their trademark sound, though as Paul Muir explains "We took what we considered the best elements of the first album and built on that. We set up the 26" Bonham drum set and Greg recorded it in the gymnasium to give that big open Zeppelin-sound."

    Unsurprisingly, Albany Down sometimes rocks out like Zeppelin, as on the opening track "Back Again" and the magnificent "Man Like Me". They also embrace stadium rock on the soaring Eastern vibe of "She's The Light" and reach for Black Country Communion style intensity on the thunderous title track and "Who Do You Think You Are". That's not to overlook the climactic blues-rock ballad 'You Ain't Coming Home'. The songs bristle with their self confidence and inspiration.

    "Not Over Yet" is a statement of what the band really is. "We were very happy with the first album", says singer Muir, "But on this album we wanted to take it to the next level. As a band we've always been able to expand riffs and chord progressions and come up with strong melodies and a decent song, but we set ourselves the task of writing material that reflects the times we live in. We wanted to keep the intensity of our live shows. The hardest part was balancing the disciplined approach to recording without losing the emotion and feel of the songs". Show less
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