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Alter The Press! Presents: A Stranger In Moscow

A Stranger in Moscow play progressive indie mixed with electronica overtones, making this a band that are genuinely unique, something you can't often find these days. With emotive vocals, huge guitars and the perfect blend of atmospheric samples thrown into the mix, A Stranger In Moscow truely are a band worthy of your attention, catch them now before they blow up huge.

For Fans Of: Bloc Party, Minus the Bear and Vex Red.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
A Stranger In Moscow: Because we write music that is exactly what we want to hear. We listen to music ourselves, and we've noticed that no one is writing music that has the vibe we wanna hear. With this in mind and a belief that others feel the same way, we do everything we can to fill that gap in the super-chill-but-hard-hitting-vibey-electronic-rock genre that doesn't even exist yet. If you like remembering all the awesome times you've had when you got high... or you are high right now.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
ASIM: I (Andy) met Mills at school when we played table tennis together. Luke also went to our school, but we didn't meet until i bumped into him at a party in London and had our first cigarette together. That was fun. We had a few drummers, but they left. Briggie was a fan, then a friend, and now he's our drummer, which is great.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
ASIM: Releasing out first EP, 'Misconstructed Beats' and people liking and buying it. We're chuffed with that.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
ASIM: We have been working hard on our album 'Palolem' for the last six months, and we've probably got another 3 months until it's all written and recorded. So it's all about getting that finished and to the full potential that an album that's taken 9 months to make deserves. It's sounding awesome right now, and it seems that every song we write is better than the last, so hopefully it'll be as good as we're planning it to be. After that, we'll be doing everything we can to play it to as many people as possible, so tours are certainly something we're planning on doing.

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Words by Matt Buck

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