Instrumental Rock, with elements of Cinematic Sound Design, Glithcy Electro and World Music.


Blue Alatar are an instrumental, studio-based cinematic rock band from Cambridge, UK. The project is led by guitarist-composer, Liam Taylor, and features collaborations from Si Pettit, (Subterrenean Popular), and a variety of experimental sounds and textures.

The band’s rock influences come from Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry; Ozric Tentacles are responsible for the various synth textures and arpeggio patches; whilst electro and glitch elements are inspired by Victory Pill and Jojo Mayer; the big percussion, orchestral elements and sound designs are inspired by cinema composers Hans Zimmer and Bear McCreary.

The band’s first album, Irradiated Hamster Alert, is coming out in September 2018. More info below.

professor-elemental-optimised“(Irradiated Hamster Alert is) as heavy and urgent as a giant robotic panda with an evil genius at the controls”

– Professor Elemental (Jun 28, 2018)


Album Announcement


Irradiated Hamster Alert is set to release on September 8th, 2018.

Single #1, Rise of Pandapoppolis, was revealed along with the album on June 22nd and was quickly picked-up by Cambridge 105’s Smelly Flowerpot and put on rotation on Norwich’s Future Radio.

Download Single #1

Or , enjoy the waveform animation below.