INTERVIEW AND SESSION FILMED FOR BALCONY TV LONDON
PRESENTED BY AMY BRANGWYN
PRODUCED BY VIDEO-BOX
Lots of people fantasize about the notion of a Stateside road trip, but Alice Gold actually did it: bought a one-way ticket to the America, won a 1978 Winnebago in a poker game and spent the next six months weaving across the US alone, recording songs, using her toilet as a vocal booth. Now back on UK soil, Alice Gold has just finished recording her album 'Seven Rainbows'. Comprised of dense, complex atmospherics and an effortless melodic sophistication, it was completed in just 22 short days with no money from any record label. Produced by Dan Carey (Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, La Roux, Lily Allen and Kylie), it led to a deal with Fiction Records, which allowed Alice to put together the live band she had always dreamed of. The noise they make is a reflection of the records Alice has always loved: Pixies, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, taut, powerful, energetic, rough-around-the-edges. "I definitely write pop songs," Alice says. "But I'm inspired just as much by leftfield stuff, rock and roll and psychedelia."
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