Everything Is (Explicit)
Released: Aug 2005
Label: Interscope/Tiny Evil Records
With a penchant for ragged guitars and plenty of distortion-pedal know-how, this Manchester-based band will get some comparisons to Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, but Nine Black Alps have an especially soft-spot for strong melodies and anthemic hooks. These things, along with Sam Forrest's jeering vocals, help forge a path of noisy goodness.