Glasgow’s ATLAS : EMPIRE is premiering their second live session video “It’s All In The Reflexes” via Prog Sphere today in support of their third Canadian tour this coming April (dates listed below). The track is off their debut album The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet released this past December.
Watch the live session below.
Guitarist and vocalist Steven Gillies comments:
“This is the second song from our recent live session with Papercrane Recordings, who are based in Kent, England. We recorded the session on an off day between shows in December. It’s the first live recording we’ve done in a few years, it was a lot of fun, but also pretty challenging – specifically for Jamie & I as we didn’t have monitors or headphones! “It’s All In The Reflexes” was our last single from the album, the song is about never giving up on what’s important to you, always growing and evolving, despite the obstacles thrown in your way. It’s become a microcosm for Atlas : Empire in general.“
Weaving their way between the multitudes of different genres that influence them, the triovisits the worlds of heavy progressive rock and expansive ambient shoegaze. Crossing the Atlantic to North America, the proggers will be visiting Canada for their third time since their performances in Ontario in 2017, which included showcasing at Indie Week in Toronto.
Bassist Robert Hasebe adds:
“We are unbelievably excited to cross the Atlantic for our third tour of Canada. This is an important tour for us as we will be touring our brand new album ‘The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet’. We worked really hard on this record and are elated to share live versions of these songs with our Canadian fans. Touring here is by far one of the most enjoyable things about Atlas : Empire. The unique challenges and rewards of touring this part of the world are what makes Canadian artists and performers truly great. They are not only so wonderful to work with but also so friendly and exceptional at their craft. Canada produces so many good bands and such talented musicians that we are so fortunate and so grateful to be able to tour here regularly. Also, poutine…”
ATLAS : EMPIRE‘s latest album The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet is available for stream and download on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify.
To date the band has released 3 EPs, To The Astronaut… (2012); Somnus (2013) and For the Satellites (2015) with The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet as their 2018 debut full length.
“‘The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet‘ is a concept album that explores what would happen to humanity if we became entirely reliant on technology/automation in every aspect of our lives – and more importantly, what happens when that system fails? Across its 10 tracks, we delve into different aspects of that very-possible future, with each song takes place before, during or after a mass technological collapse, from the perspective of a different ‘character’.“
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