APRIL TOWERS PRESENT ‘CERTIFIED FREAKY.’
RELEASED: APRIL 2018 (Full Frequency Sonics/Republic of Music)
The duo have been away from the spotlight in recent months honing the finishing touches to their debut album ‘Certified Freaky’. Recorded at Soho’s legendary Dean Street Studios in the same room David Bowie recorded Diamond Dogs, the album is co-produced with highly revered electronic artist-cum-DJ Ben Pearce and mixed by Nathan Boddy. The album was mastered on 1st Feb by Geoff Pesche @ Abbey Road.
Since forming, the duo of Alex Noble (vocals, guitars & keyboards) and Charlie Burley (production, samples, guitars & keyboards) have put out a series of singles and EPs including last year’s ‘Takes One to Know One’ and have played many shows and festivals across the UK and Europe. It’s been a purposeful build over the last few years since inception. The band have been allowed to make the mistakes bands are nowadays not allowed to make. The ethos of having only one shot at this means nothing to the band. With a constant pressure to be what everyone else thinks they should be, after a build of 6 beautifully crafted singles and EP’s they decided to listen to themselves and musically what makes them tick.
'Certified Freaky' is a record that began its life four years ago with 'Tel Aviv' and the beginning of the project. We've had so many ups and downs as a band and as people and I think the songs reflect that transition from childhood to real life and the anxieties and challenges it brings. In this industry it can feel like you're doing something to please someone else, so with these ten songs we decided that we would ignore all those guidelines and make something we wanted to. This album is the most honest thing we have ever created'. - Alex Noble
With influences ranging from pioneering artists such as Jon Hopkins, Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead and a pop sensibility that recalls the likes of Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Cut Copy, April Towers make timeless music with one eye on the present and the other looking far ahead into the future. With a new four piece live band rehearsing, the live shows are going to something to remember. If only every month was April….