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Nine Black Alps

"Nine Black Alps", named after a line in a Sylvia Plath poem, are a grunge/indie rock quartet from Manchester, England, fronted by Sam Forrest and signed by Island Records. The band's first album ''Everything Is'' was released June 2005 to strong reviews. They supported the Kaiser Chiefs (along with Hard-Fi) for part of their UK tour in April 2005, and later Weezer in August. They also performed at 2005's Glastonbury festival, T in the Park and Reading and Leeds festival.

Their first U.S. single was "Cosmopolitan"; their album "Everything Is" was released in America on February 28, 2006. They played to a large audience in March, 2006, at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX.

*Sam Forrest - Vocals/Guitar

*David Jones - Guitar/Bass

*Martin Cohen - Bass/Guitar

*James Galley - Drums

David Jones plays mainly guitar in the majority of the band's songs, however Martin Cohen (bass) and Jones are known to trade places to play certain songs.


*''Everything Is'' (2005)

*''Glitter Gulch (EP)'' (2006)


*"Cosmopolitan" (2004)

*"Shot Down" #25 UK (2005)

*"Not Everyone" #31 UK (2005)

*"Unsatisfied" #30 UK (2005)

*"Just Friends" #52 UK (200...

years active 2005–present
origin Manchester, England
music genre Indie Rock
Alternative Rock
Punk Rock
current members Sam Forrest
David Jones (musician)
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