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Alien Human Emotions

by Asylums

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  • (Limited Edition) Demo Cassette 'Alien Human Demotions'
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    Alien Human Emotions limited edition cassette, including exclusive demo versions.

    Side A

    Original version of ‘Alien Human Emotions’ album

    Side B

    1. Day Release To The Moon (Piano demo)
    2. When We Wake Up (Instrumental demo)
    3. Alien Human Emotions (Vocal demo)
    4. Bottle Bank (Instrumental demo)
    5. Napalm Bubblegum (Instrumental demo)
    6. Millennials (Vocal demo)
    7. Pause (Vocal demo)
    8. Homeowners Guilt (Instrumental demo)
    9. Sexual Automation (Instrumental demo)
    10. Critical Mass (Instrumental demo)

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Bottle Bank 02:48
Millennials 03:44
Pause 04:08


Alien Human Emotions
Cool Thing Records
6 July 2018

Asylums aren’t waiting for millennial redemption to find them, they’re making their own. Straight out of Essex and running at full throttle. The band have taken the challenge of the “difficult” second album and used it as a jump ramp to a higher plane. They’ve always been about massive, thrashing melodic anthems but this is, quite simply, the massivist. The band has changed fundamentally in the last two years, certainly older and potentially wiser. A project that started out as a fizzing ball of un-focused youthful energy (albeit one with great tunes) has morphed into something altogether darker and more intense. It’s a slug of ice-cold Jagermeister coming after the two pints of lager and a vodka Red Bull of the debut.

“Alien Human Emotions” tackles themes of bitter sex and soured relationships which swirl over bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape. Frustrated rage writhes below the surface on every track and occasionally bursts through with a shocking intensity. But everywhere are hooks both musical and lyrical that demand repeat listens. The music seeping thru owes as much to the brooding darkness of The Cure as it does to the disjointed mind of Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, both of which only add to the dark danceability of the album.

What you have to look forward to is twelve tracks of killer hooks, soaring melodies, moments of dark audio experimentalism and a social conscience worn like a high-viz jacket. Clear a space in your end-of-year lists now.

Track List:
1: Day Release To The Moon
2: When We Wake Up
3: Bottle Bank
4: Alien Human Emotions
5: Millennials
6: Napalm Bubblegum
7: Pause
8: Graveyard Tourism
9: Critical Mass
10: Homeowners Guilt
11: Sexual Automation
12: The Company You Keep


released July 6, 2018

Produced & Engineered by Thomas Mitchener. Additional Production by Asylums. Mixed by Chris Taylor.

Music by Luke Branch, Jazz Miell, Michael Webster, Henry Tyler. Songs by Luke Branch. Mastered by John Davis.

Asylums is: Luke Branch: Vocals & Guitar, Jazz Miell: Guitar, Michael Webster: Bass, Henry Tyler: Drums, Keys & Backing Vocals.

Illustrations, Design & Layout by Iron Brain. Photography by Kana Waiwaiku. Cover concept by Luke Branch

Managed by Danny Watson, A&R by Conor McNicholas. Distributed by Republic of Music (P) & (C) 2018 Cool Thing Records.


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Art Rock and Agitpop since 2014.

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