Hexentanzplatz is the second album from Alice Hubble and the follow up to the critically acclaimed "Polarlichter'.
released September 10, 2021
Recorded at home. Additional recording at Sam and Rachel's Studio and Big Jelly Studios, Ramsgate.
Instruments and vocals by Alice Hubley.
Additional programming, drums and bass guitar by Mike Collins.
Drums and percussion on My Dear Friend, Summer Smoke, Numb and West Reservoir by Matt Kelly.
Engineered by Alice Hubley, Sam Ayresm Rachel Kenedy and Mike Collins.
Guitar on Projections by Tom Hilverkus.
Produced by Alice Hubley and Mike Collins.
Mastered by John Winfield.
Artwork by Clare Lowe.
Back cover by Alice Hubley.
Design by Emma Hall.
With thanks to Adam Cresswell, Andy Abbott, Chris Hubley, Clare Lowe. Ed Hilverkus, Emma Hall, Matt Kelly, Mike Collins, Tom Hilverkus, Rachel Kenedy, Sam Ayres.
© ℗ Happy Robots Records
Alice Hubble releases Hexentanzplatz her second album on September 10th, 2021 via London-based electronic-pop label Happy Robots. Described as the work of ‘one lady at home with her enormous collection of synthesisers’, Alice Hubble mixes melancholic pop, layered vintage synths and elegant vocals. Her debut album Polarlichter was released in September 2019 to much critical acclaim.
'Hexentanzplatz' is named after the German mountain steeped in magic and legend, translates literally to mean Witches’ Dance Floor. An apt title for an album that dances its way through themes of illusion, love, feminism and protest whilst maintaining glistening, 80’s synth-pop sensibilities. Whilst Hubble was driving around the Harz Mountains last summer, the song ‘Beautiful Madness’ by Michael Patrick Kelly was on regular radio rotation. She repeatedly misheard the lyrics, thinking Kelly was singing “Oh what a beautiful mountain”, a sentiment which had much more resonance given their surroundings. The misheard line made Hubble smile and became the basis of her new record’s title track. “Being an eternal optimist I felt the need to write something in 2020 that was full of hope and positivity,” she says.
Hexentanzplatz is now available on vinyl and digital. Alice Hubble is set to take her immersive live show on the road this Autumn 2021.