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ALTERNATIVE 4 - New Video Premiered Online

Alternative 4, a band masterminded by Duncan Patterson (ex Anathema, ex Antimatter, Ion) has premiered the first full track from their upcoming album, The Obscurants. Alternative 4 sophomore album will be released on 12th September in Europe and on 16th September in North America via Prophecy Production. The new album continues the line of enquiry that began with their debut The Brink in 2011. Like its predecessor, The Obscurants stands out due to Patterson's particular songwriting style, which is occasionally echoing the works of his previous bands, yet it is offering his most mature and sophisticated material to date. The album explores avenues such as soft 1960s tremolo vibes, analogue synths and vocoders, to cranked up distorted guitars, with new lead singer Simon Flatley's crooner-like vocals perfectly completing the album's musical expression. Lyrically The Obscurants turns out to be a thought-provoking concept album on the subject of cover ups. Be it the media, police, government, or personal deceptions, it's about the obscuring of the truth and the subsequent fight for disclosure and justice. The first unveiled track, "Lifeline" comes as a video clip and you can watch and hear it below. Link