Tactically ambitious and realistic, a quick but careful production of their debut self-titled EP was always on the agenda.
â€œIt was always our goal to release an EP within a year, to have that year deadline, and not sit around for a couple of years and wait till the time was right or whatever,â€ says keyboardist and vocalist JP Crawford.
â€œWe're pretty pro-active. We've done quite a bit in the last year. It's really good to have an actual product to push out there, an avenue that will hopefully bring us more gigs and keep the band viable.â€
Blending trip-hop rhythms, bass grooves, seductive femme vocals and mysteriously placed electronic elements allow the Brisbane act to portray a variety of styles within their tough and creative compositions.
â€œI feel like we cross a couple of barriers. Weâ€™ve got electronic elements floating through our music as well as the acoustic, sort of organic instrumentation.â€
The unusual combination of different styles is a demonstration of what is possible in the current musical climate, which can be beneficial for bands who wish to appeal to various audiences.
â€œThere is a lot of that happening at the moment, not just in Brisbane but everywhere. There's a real blend because it's become so easy to create music at home and to blend electronic and organic. It's good. â€œWe're obviously not strictly a metal band or a dance band. That allows us the flexibility to play different places.â€
Their debut offering, both meticulously produced and devised, has captured a cross section of the band's sound to date. â€œThe EP is definitely a journey, we stacked it that way. It starts with probably the most mellow song and then finishes with the most epic song. So I guess there's a feeling of momentum through the music, it's very groove driven.â€
Live, Alphabeticus also have a vision. Evoking similar notions as their EP, their set promises to include character. â€œLike the EP there's really a feeling of movement or dynamic. When we play live, that's what we want to have - a really good dynamic with peaks and troughs and slight elements of unpredictability.â€
ALPHABETICUS LAUNCH THEIR DEBUT, SELF-TITLED EP AT THE ZOO ON SUNDAY MAY 1.