ALT BLK ERA "Rave Immortal" Digipak CD & Download - PRE-ORDER

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Release Date: January 10, 2025

Artists that aren’t bound by any genre can do it all. We listen to whatever we want, we make whatever we want, we are whoever we want to be.”
They sound like big words from Nyrobi until you hear Rave Immortal, the debut album by ALT BLK ERA, the duo she formed with her sister Chaya in Nottingham in the later stages of lockdown.

Fearlessly bold in its vision and unbridled in its execution, this is an album seized by the shock of the urgent, an expression of defiant intention to be seen and heard and never again to be overlooked. Its ten bangers-in-waiting came to life during a whirlwind six-day recording session overseen by Natt Webb at RatCat Studios (The Struts, King Blonde).

The MOBO-nominated ALT BLK ERA are not just unbound by genre, they run circles around them. Listen to Rave Immortal and you hear the alt-metal of ‘Come on Outside’ rub shoulders with the earth-rumbling drum’n’bass pound of ‘Crashing Parties’. ‘Hunt You Down’ imagines a darkwave underworld version of Billie Eilish, while brash punk rap hyperfuels ‘Come Fight Me For It’. The dexterity is eye-watering even before you learn that the sisters are only 20 and 17 years old.

If the duo's taut, tinderbox energy seems to scream with a frenetic need to maximise their every second, then there is a reason for that. In late 2020, Nyrobi was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, leaving her constantly tired and in acute pain. 
Amid a distressing time, the one salvation proved to be an online music course suggested to her by her mother. Attending twice a week alongside Chaya, it offered Nyrobi a focal point to her new life, a reason to take on the pain and get out of bed. The sisters reconnected in a profound way. Before long, they were writing songs together.

For a while, the sisters chose to hide the illness, fearful that the music industry would discriminate against them. But, true to the ALT BLK ERA philosophy, they have seized control of that narrative and are now proud to speak openly about the condition, in the hope that it will allow others to share their own hidden struggles. And woe betide anyone who is thinking about judging them for it.

Track Listing:

1. Straight To Heart
2. Come On Outside
3. Crashing Parties
4. My Drummer's Girlfriend
5. Hunt You Down
6. Upstairs Neighbours
7. Come Fight Me For It
8. Run Rabbit
9. Catch Me If You Can
10. Rave Immortal