Our friends at Oliberté are connecting bands with Mozaqa, the shoe company’s project that aims to educate consumers about the difference between trade and aid in struggling communities of Africa. The latest band featured by the program, Australia’s own Alpine, recently recorded an acoustic version of their track “Villages” exclusively for the Mozaqa program. Read a short Q-and-A with the band, watch the video below and even download “Villages” here.
Tell us about Alpine in 300 characters or less (we’re way more generous than Twitter).
6 friends. Lou, Phoebe, Tim, Christian, Ryan, Phill. We met in various places of fun and trouble. Uni, high school, bars, all through each other. For almost four years now we have been putting our creative minds together and doing the thing we love most, making and playing music. We’ve been lucky enough not only to play all around Australia, but to cross the globe and share what we’ve made and experience the wonderfully wonderful and difficult life of touring in small vans. This means long drives, cramped space, cookie crumbs, dirty socks mixed with amazing venues, amazing people and beautiful scenery.
Very cool. Well obviously we’re psyched to see what’s next for Alpine. Any scoops we should know about?
Well! Writing music is always happening. So perhaps a 2nd, 3rd, 4th album! Ha! Ambition. More touring hopefully! We want to go everywhere. But all in all, we don’t know what’s on the horizon, really no idea. We know we’d like Alpine to continue, maybe till old age. But we ain’t no soothsayers. So we’ll just enjoy the moment.