Alphabet Backwards' ethos is simple: to champion the noble art of Pop music, dancing all the way. It's infectiously catchy music that puts a smile on your face. It's a summery, joyous, happy--go--lucky affair, punctuated with an irresistible synth buzz and hooks aplenty -- after all, pop is not a dirty word. The band grew around the song writing of James Hitchman. One man and his guitar can only go so far on his own, so he recruited friends Paul and Josh (of the T--Mobile JoshWard84 campaign fame) and Bob Tom on keys, who was working as a church organist at the time. Josh enlisted his sister Steph after he heard her singing in the shower. They've put the ground work in developing an enthusiastic and lively fan--base in Oxford, and the word is spreading fast. Recent radio play from Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq secured substantial audiences on their recent tour. Festival season also brings much excitement, and reviews from Truck Festival have been glowing.
The British Explorer EP marks the band's first recordings with Highline Records. The album was mixed at Press Play Studio with Andy Ramsay (Stereolab) and additional strings were recorded at Marlborough Farm in Brooklyn with Kyle Forester of Crystal Stilts and Gary Olson of The Ladybug Transistor.