EP Stream: The Altered Hours – Immediate Believer


If you’re au fait with Cork’s finest The Altered Hours, you’ll likely know that Cathal Mac Gabhann and Elaine Howley from the band have been treating fans to some serious lockdown listening parties over the last while. And as luck would have it, the band are keeping busy in other music-orientated ways, too.

A brand new “works in progress” EP, Immediate Believer is a perfectly homespun three-track release that finds the band at their most masterfully minimalist to date. Better still, it’s all for a very good cause. “All of the proceeds from the sale of this EP will go directly to the Simon Community,” the band said. “A charity dedicated to providing much-needed support and services to the homeless in Ireland. Homelessness is an ongoing crisis & people without homes are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit for more about the organisation.

These are all ‘works in progress’ and recorded from home. Thank you for your support, keep safe and stay home if you can.”

Stream and buy the EP below.

Photo by Izabela Szczutkowska

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