There’s no shortage of bands playing indiepop -yet there’s something subtly infectious about Alphabet Backwards. Straight outta erm, Oxford, they are lead singer James Hitchman, Josh Ward on bass, and Paul Davidson on drums. The band allegedly found their keyboard player Rob Thomas playing the organ at the local church, and vocalist Steph Ward joined the band after her brother Josh heard her singing in the shower.
Of such stories are the world made -I don’t care if it’s not true, it sounds brilliant!
As does their forthcoming single ‘Taller’ taken from their debut album, Little Victories, due on October 1. If you like the likes of Los Campesinos! and Dogs Die In Hot Cars, I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy these guys, too.
They are playing the following live dates:
September 8th – Academy, Oxford
September 13th – It’s All Happening, London (Venue TBA)
September 20th – Golden Fleece, Nottingham
September 21st – Jam Cafe, Nottingham
September 23rd – Brixton Windmill, London
October 7th – Walk the Line Festival
October 13th – Guided Missile Club, London
This is their British Explorer EP, released late last year.