Edmonton based band, Altameda will perform in Kelowna Jan. 26 when they open up for The Trews at OK Corral photo: contributed

Altameda refuses to be defined under any musical genre

The Edmonton based band, that will perform in Kelowna, looks forward to exploring all parts of music over careers

Roots-rockers Altameda have matured their sound since releasing their EP with harmonica threaded rock songs.

Now the Edmonton based band is exploring bluesy tracks filled with emotion as they prepare to release the follow up debut album, Dirty Rain.

“The first album was a little more laid back and shy and this one is more confident and a little more outgoing,” said Troy Snaterse, guitar and vocals. “We are more confident as a band and in our capabilities as writers. So it’s a little bit more like we are expanding what we did with the first one (album) but it’s still on its way to somewhere else.”

The band came together while creating what front-man, Snaterse though would be his solo album where he recruited longtime friends to play in the studio to fill out his songs. They quickly realized that they needed to make music together as a band. After playing their first few gigs as Alameda, they found their permanent moniker, Altameda after learning of another band making music under the same name.

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Their sophomore album, slated to be released Jan. 25 was recorded at keyboardist, Matthew Kraus’ cabin with bassist Todd Andrews and drummer Erik Grice.

Snaterse’s lyrics are deep, honest and longingly reveal emotions that could be shared through music.

“Once we started writing for this new record, it was collaborative and we were writing in a more live feel. Before it was me writing by myself and layering in the studio. The more anthemic feel came about on this new one (album) for sure and we made a conscious effort to see how we can go somewhere else,” said Snaterse. “In a live setting we felt like a lot of those high paced energetic rock songs went over really well with the audience so we naturally went in that direction. The next album we want to tone it down a bit but this one is more boisterous.”

The prairie rockers don’t constrict themselves to one genre hoping to be more exploratory over their careers as Alatameda.

Altameda will open for The Trews Jan. 26 at OK Corral, tickets are sold out.

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