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Burning Alms


  1. 1.
    River Sea Originates
  2. 2.
    Beast Quotations
  3. 3.
    The Periphery
  4. 4.
    Mid-Storm / Still Ending
  5. 5.
    Every City
Formed in 2012 around the long-running musical partnership of guitarist/vocalist John Biggs and drummer Tom Whitfield (both formerly of Calories and Distophia) the scope of Burning Alms quickly outgrew that of their previous projects.
The eagerly awaited debut album "In Sequence" received critical acclaim fusing noisy pop nuggets with yearning acoustic ballads with added experimental drone noise.
"In Sequence is a brazen debut album that challenges modern living" Artrocker
"It's messy, it's exciting, it's like the albums I used to love back in the day" Norman Records
"The first chapter of an encyclopaedia into its creators inquisitive minds" Drowned in Sound
Fast forward to 2019 and the planet is a mess. But back with a lightning flash and nine new tracks with some added fire power in the form of bassist Sebastian Lenton of Distophia fame, Burning Alms return with "Afternoon Sass".
Captured during a bleak English winter by recording engineer and long-term collaborator Tom Livemore, the resulting album fuses punk noise and lo-fi pop with ornate jazz flourishes, garnished with the occasional Derek Bailey-esque skronk.
Afternoon Sass is being released in Europe by Croatian label Geenger Records. Reminiscent of the likes of Superchunk, Sebadoh and Jim O'Rourke, the record is made up of nine tracks including imminent single releases ‘Every City’ and ‘Everyone You Know’.


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