ALASKALASKA is a six-piece based in London, with roots from Scotland and Portugal and history working in jazz. This diverse array of influences came to bear on their debut EP last year, and seems only to be growing into a more potent force on their new single 'Meateater'.

Band leader Lucinda John-Duarte talks about the inspiration for 'Meateater', saying: “I was thinking about how frustrating it is to be categorised or stereotyped. We’re always in competition with each other or ourselves, trying to sell ourselves like meat and hiding parts of our being in the process.”

On 'Meateater' she comes straight out of the traps and into your face, announcing with an audible sneer "Put me in this box like you always do... make me into something that can be understood." This daring character is then propagated by ALASKALASKA's dancefloor-inflected indie jazz stylings, which noodle and wiggle their way through an irresistible four minutes. All the while Lucinda continues with her indomitable style, both challenging any neigh-sayers while puffing up her own self-confidence, which is fully deserved given the brilliance of 'Meateater'. Check it out below.

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ALASKALASKA will be touring over the coming months at the following dates:

16 April | Village Underground, London **
5 May | Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds
6 May | Sound City Festival, Liverpool
19 May | The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
20 May | The Deaf Institute, Manchester ***
21May |The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham ***
23 May | Broadcast, Glasgow ***
24 May | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds ***
29 May | Village Underground, London ***
7 June | Corsica Studios, London

** supporting Porches
*** supporting Nilüfer Yanya