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Alexisonfire announce first album since 2009

By | Published on Friday 11 March 2022


Alexisonfire will release their first studio album for thirteen years – and first since reuniting in 2015 – this summer. Titled ‘Otherness’, its announcement was accompanied by new single ‘Sweet Dreams Of Otherness’.

“This song was largely [guitarist] Dallas [Green’s] brainchild, but over the course of writing this record it became more of a mission statement for the band”, says frontman George Pettit of the single. “It’s kind of about performance and embracing a new found confidence in a state of peculiarity”.

On why the band have decided to record again, he adds: “As much as we love playing the old songs, we don’t want to be a nostalgia act. The only reason to come back is if we feel we still have something to say. We spent so much time on the road thinking that if we stopped, people would lose interest. But when we went away, it only got bigger”.

“We all carved new paths for ourselves”, he goes on. “So coming back to Alexisonfire is a purely enjoyable creative venture. Something special happens when we get in a room together”.

‘Otherness’ is set for release on 24 Jun. Watch the video for ‘Sweet Dreams Of Otherness’ here: