“It’s unusual for an independently released, debut album to achieve mainstream adult contemporary pop/rock success as fast as Aliens Don’t Ring Doorbells did. But then again, Aliens Don’t Ring Doorbells are no ordinary band.” – Headliner “Sublime… a very promising debut album” – Maverick
The Bahamas-UK-Spain-based pop-rock band, Aliens Don’t Ring Doorbells have made 2023 theirs, as they return with their fourth single from their upcoming sophomore album, which is due for September of this year. This time, the band introduce us to their great friend ‘Amanda’, scheduled for release on the 7th of July. ‘Amanda’ shortly follows on from the uplifting ‘Are You Crazy’ that was brought out to help inspire mental health awareness ahead of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month.
‘Amanda’ comes loaded with ADRD’s classic bright starry sound, matching the sonic magnitudes of previous singles ‘Big Old Nowhere’ and ‘Hello 2 You’. With its crisp glistening guitars, bouncing basslines, driving drum rhythms and layered vocals, ADRD have created yet another anthemic release perfect for any crowd.
As well as ‘Big Old Nowhere’, ‘Amanda’ was also produced by Scouting For Girls’ very own Roy Stride. Recorded on Spain’s west-coast in Valencia, you can actually hear George Harrison’s Organ make its feature in the tracks middle-eight. Scheduled for release in March 2023, ADRD’s second album also features production from Spanish producer Marc Martin who has helped make a mark in Latin music, with the likes of Christina Aguilera and Marc Anthony.
ADRD’s live performances are not to be missed. After supporting Scouting For Girls on their UK tour, the band played a showcase in LA and supported Roachford on his European tour in Germany, then Switzerland and Austria, and most recently just came off tour with super-duo Boyzlife, featuring members of record-breaking and multi-platinum-selling boybands Westlife and Boyzone. The band came back to the UK to play their own headline shows last summer. ADRD’s live shows are a testament to the band’s ability to connect with their fans and spread their message of hope and positivity.
During the release of their debut album ‘Arrival’ in 2020, the album was welcomed with open arms and loved by many, solidifying ADRD’s name amongst up-and-coming pop rock stars. The band found recent major success within the United States as two of their songs (‘Daylight’ and ‘It’s Your Night’) rocketed through to break into the Top 30 in the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. ‘Hello 2 You’, the first single off of their upcoming second album, also broke into the Top 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in 2022.