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 an her enormous collection of synthesisers.'
The debut album 'Polarlichter' was released 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 & mixed at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate, co-produced by Mikey Collins.
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 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 playlisting. Live shows include supports for Damo Suzuki, Advance Base, Pram and Beak> as well as shows in Germany and France.
“Ambient space-age neoclassical music, rather like Henryk Górecki reinterpreted for a vintage sci-fi movie soundtrack"
"Adventurous electroprog krautpop" Electronic Sound
"Alice Hubble's solo debut conjures gorgeous pastoral soundscapes" The Quietus
"Tender and insightful and awash with old school synths and a beautiful voice." Steve Lamacq
(Steve Lamacq's Track of the year 2019, so far)