Alaska’s intricacies are vast and spine-tingling

You may have already heard of Alaska. Hailing from Las Vegas, their sound is more representative of the unforgiving terrain surrounding the city of sin than the gambling mecca itself; vast and expansive with an understated ferocious edge. As a touring machine, they are far from unknown in the stateside underground, and have been increasingly taking on the international road.

Last year’s phenomenal ‘Shrine’, criminally overlooked on our part, is a complex blend of math-rock and spine-tingling emo. Complimented by intricate instrumentation, not least the relentless drumming, Alaska’s sound plays with excellent atmospherics. Live it’s an even bigger beast.