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HOMETOWN: Vancouver, BC
GENRE: Alt-pop, indie rock
MEMBERS: Adam Sharp (vocals, guitar), Thomas Nyte (guitar), Mitchell Walford (drums)

PRESS/BOOKING: Adam Sharp - adam@bigsmokevancouver.com - 604.715.4457


For two years now, Altona have been holding a stance that confidently straddles the fickle line between underground and mainstream. Their DIY ethics combined with an essentially ‘pop’ approach to songwriting has found them best described as “esoteric alt-pop,” and an emotionally engaging live show has been steadily earning them a loyal fanbase throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Their most recent single, Favourite Books, which was accompanied by a video comprised of candid footage from their western Canadian tour last summer, blends open, summery tones with a rhythmic urgency that invokes that ambiguous blend of hopefulness for the future and bittersweet nostalgia.

Altona is currently working on a full-length follow up to 2015's self-titled EP, which will again be released through their own label, Big Smoke, in 2017.


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ARTIST: Altona
TITLE: Altona
LABEL: Big Smoke
RELEASE DATE: May 26th, 2015
FORMAT: CD / Digital via iTunes, Bandcamp, etc.
FFO: Jawbox, Death Cab For Cutie, Archers Of Loaf, Balance & Composure


"The album blends dense, precise guitars, driving drums and a raw, expressive vocal style (reminiscent at times of Tokyo Police Club’s David Monks) with a lyrical eye for the authenticity and unfettered emotion of youth – as well as the imminence of its passing."
- Grayowl Point

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