Alpha Maid (aka Leisha Thomas) is releasing EP Spy via London’s Curl on July 5, with preview track ‘As You’ premiering on AQNB today. The London-based musician is a member of the ever-morphing multi-disciplinary project and label, that has included shows and releases by Lol K, Raisa K, Brother May and others.
Producing a punk-informed guitar music, tracks like ‘So Pretend’ and ‘Gov Funds’ echo the post-hardcore convulsions of early-90s Nirvana or turn-of-the-21st-century Fugazi and Shellac. ‘As You’ is more pop-oriented, where Thomas interrogates themes of surveillance, control and power with a decidedly British vocal that brings this bass-driven US grunge style to a new generation of crunching, creaking rock. It’s one that’s been updated and intensified by turbulent electronic elements reflecting the social anxieties and music culture specific to this side of the Atlantic.**
Alpha Maid’s Spy EP is out via London’s Curl on July 5, 2019.