Watch: The Altered Hours – Dig Early


Ahead a string of Irish dates starting at the end of April, Cork psych-rock maestros The Altered Hours have unveiled their debut video, for the single ‘Dig Early’.

Created by Mary Kelleher, Izabella Szczutkowska and Elaine Howley, the video is an entrancing collage of warped black-and-white footage of the band performing in Cork’s Triskel Arts Centre majestically intercut with a hyper-speed, decidedly dream-like coastal trawl in Co. Clare.

The track itself – brilliantly bearing the hallmarks of the band’s intent-drenched live shows – was recorded and produced in Cork with Chris Somers and will be released as a 7″ on Art for Blind Records on April 21.

Kicking off in Dublin on April 22, The Altered Hours will embark on this year’s five-date Certain Three Tour alongside Myles Manley and Patterns:

Tuesday, April 22 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Wednesday, April 23 – Cobblestone Joe’s, Limerick
Thursday, April 24 – The Roisin Dubh, Galway
Friday, April 25 – McGarrigles, Sligo
Saturday, April 26 – The Pavilion, Cork

The Altered Hours will also play Belfast’s Salvation at the Menagerie on Friday, May 2. Go here for the show’s Facebook event page.

Watch the video for ‘Dig Early’ below.

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