Alien Whale

AW-Supersonic2014Alien Whale at Supersonic Festival, Birmingham UK 2014

“Anybody looking for impressive neck snapping guitar chaos would do well to catch Alien Whale sometime in the future.” -Charlie Bailey, Bass Explorer

“[…] If you seek dudely triumphalism and the pursuit of perspiration, plenty is available.” -Noel Gardner, Wire Magazine

Alien Whale has a brand new 10″, released by Care In The Community (UK), available from Forced Exposure!


Listen to ALIEN WHALE’s performance on WFMU on July 21st, 2014, from the archive.

A review of ALIEN WHALE at Supersonic 2014, Birmingham UK

“Then, one of the weekend’s mightiest acts stormed the stage, early evening light still dappling, even though their crazed sounds were meant for the midnight hour. Alien Whale brings together the tri-borough (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) New Yorkers Colin Langenus (guitar), Matt Mottel (keytar), and Nick Lesley (drums), three musical maniacs with a desperate rapport, once again taking a form, psychedelic jazz-rock, and bending it into an extreme parody—thrilling, absurd, macho and moronic, virtuosic and violent. Mottel and Langenus were vying for supremacy as they traded ever more elaborate solos, kept aloft and limber by Lesley’s whipcrack patterns. When Langenus was rising up to solo dominance, Mottel maintained a rippling bass flow, but when the keytar-slinger came forth himself, the treble end suddenly ripped into glorious primacy, in a rocked up Terry Riley rupture of rapture. They played like it was their final show, as if it was the latest, most drink’n’drug fuelled nightcap possible.”

ALIEN WHALE – UK/Europe tour!!!

May 26, 2014 –  Paris, France – Picolo Theatre Cafe,  + *
May 27, 2014 –  Brussels, Belgium – Magasin 4 *
May 28, 2014 –  Amsterdam, Netherlands – OCCII *
May 29, 2014 –  Bremen, Germany – Die Friese  *
May 30, 2014 –  Ghent, Belgium – Citadelic Festival @18:30
                                & Mons, Belgium –  Le Phoenix *
May 31, 2014 –  Birmingham, England – Supersonic Festival   $%^
June 1, 2014 –  London, England – Windmill Brixton
$wolf eyes
*koonda holaa
+rhys chatham

Live on Tape (2010, CDR) recorded live at Zebulon and Shea Stadium in 2009. Available for download at Bandcamp, $7.