Cape Town, South Africa: alternative metal band Last One Alive is launching its debut EP this weekend. The launch will include a live performance at Mercury Live in Cape Town on Friday 17 November. Joining Last One Alive are fellow local acts Atlantic South and Reverse The Sands.
Following the latest single from the self-titled EP with a song ‘Blood and Salt’, the band has since also unveiled the album art.
Last One Alive, international roots.
And what makes this launch so special, one might ask? There is a lot to say about the band which came out all-guns-blazing around this time last year. Last One Alive has since received acclaim via the SAMMA where it won Best Metal Music Video for it’s debut single, ‘Kiss The Ground’; indicating some serious intent behind the band’s creation. Furthermore, some serious intent behind the band’s creativity has also come to surface. Band founder, Bobby Addison, spent the better part of a decade living abroad where he furthered his writing skills; also finding his way into experienced circles which included working with some well-known artists.
“The concept for the band started in around 2013. I was with previous bands in the UK, and I met up with the-now-good-friend of mine, Darran Smith, who played for Funeral For A Friend over there. We started flying around some demos which was really the basis of Last One Alive”. ~ Bobby Addison (guitar, Last One Alive).
When Bobby made the decision to return to South Africa, Darren granted blessings to take the material and continue developing it; thus the collection of songs which will be presented on the full release.
High production value, a high priority.
As evidenced early on already with the debut single and accompanying music video, top notch was the only way to go. Whilst Bobby used is own considerable technical acumen in the recording and mixing of Last One Alive, Jeff Dunne (USA) applied final mastering, who has worked on other projects such as Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, Of Mice And Men, etc.
The album artwork also makes an impressive display by local creative, Arthur Pereira. In actual fact, Art was the original drummer for Last One Alive. Whilst no longer the drummer, he is still portrayed by current members as the “phantom sixth member” owing to his visual skills and continuing contributions. The band also speaks highly of photographer Matthew Keeson, who provided images of the band members.
Cape Town, don’t miss Last One Alive at Mercury Live tomorrow night. For full details, hop onto the official facebook event page.