Alice Hubble is the project of Alice Hubley (known to Happy Robots fans as one half of Arthur & Martha). She describes this new project as as 'the product of one lady locked at home with her enormous collection of synthesisers.'
The debut album 'Polarlichter' released was in September 2019. Layered with vintage synthesisers and mellotron, the album is majestic, and sweeping, offering a soundscape of pastoral solace, far removed the urban sprawl in which it was conceived. Born out of a desire to work on a project away from the traditional song writing process, the album was inspired by the 70’s recordings by Tangerine Dream, Ashra and Mike Oldfield (particularly the records he made with his sister Sally). 'Polarlichter' is in many ways a distinctly feminine take on the 70’s progressive synth sound. The recordings were completed and mixed at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate and co-produced by Mikey Collins (Allo Darlin).
Alice’s received much acclaim in just a few months. The debut single ‘Goddess’ was picked up by BBC6 Music with plays from Lauren Lavern, Gideon Coe and Steve Lamacq who made it his 'Lamacq Livener.' After interviewing Alice he declared Goddess his 'Song of the Year So Far' and featured it in his Best of 2019 show. Further 6 Music plays followed for 'We Are Still Alone' and 'Kick The Habit' along with play on RNE in Spain, NTS, Amazing Radio and college radio stations in the US. Alice also featured in numerous publications including Prog Magazine, The Quietus, For The Rabbits, God is In the TV, The Electricity Club, Louder Than War and Electronic Sound Magazine who gave her a four page feature and featured Alice in their Best of 2019 list and cover CD. With the Rodney Cromwell remix of Alice's 'Kick The Habit,' Happy Robots also received its first official Spotify play-listing. Recent live gigs include supports for Damo Suzuki, Darren Hayman, Advance Base, Pram and Beak> as well as shows in Germany and France.
'Polarlichter' can be ordered on LP or CD right now from the Botshop.
Louder Than War
Review of Rodney Cromwell 'Dreamland' Remix