Tue 10 Mar 19:45pm

Ålesund // Prima Queen // Mathilde Bataillé

Bristol dreamscape pioneers Ålesund are exited to be releasing their second EP and celebrating the launch of the lead single All Hail To Your Queen with a headline show at Paper Dress plus support from Prima QueenMathilde Bataillé

Limited £6 advance tickets available here

The EP has been produced by Jake Bright with whom they also worked on their first EP Shift & Flux, which received great praise. The band have developed their sound to merge the atmospherics with more punchy and up tempo drum beats and percussion, however their immersive sound; intricate guitar work; and soaring vocals, still underpin Ålesund’s cinematic soundscapes.

Their music has been greatly received by fans and critics over the past year. After a busy time of studio work, a summer of festivals, a string of sell out shows, their first UK tour and a plays on BBC Bristol, BBC Introducing and a stream of regional radio shows they are now excited to be sharing EP number two with the world.

Flawless production, exquisite vocal range and graceful atmospherics…‘Shift & Flux’ might very well be the best song we’ve listened to this year. – Tap the Feed

Haunting cinematics, total musical immersion and a beautifully Nordic twist; that’s the tour-de-force of Bristol four-piece Ålesund… – Born Music Online


Prima Queen is an all female indie/alternative rock band fronted by songwriting duo and best friends Louise Macphail (Bristol, UK) and Kristin McFadden (Chicago, USA). Combining vulnerable and nostalgic story telling with light-hearted lyrical imagery, their bitter-sweet and gritty style draws influences from artists such as Rilo Kiley, Alvvays, Julia Jacklin, and Boygenious.


Mathilde Bataillé