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

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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 September 8th 2018. You can listen to the first single, Rise of Pandapoppolisover here and the second single, Eesabigguntho, over here.

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)

23621728_984617568344588_9157053486909782482_n.jpg“Hard to put into a drawer with his creativity. The sound is unique as you will quickly recognise the featured song “Eesabigguntho”. Extraordinary guitar playing with lots of cinema soundtrack and classical elements”

– Dark Life Experience (Aug 20, 2018),

(Translated from original German)



Reviews & Press

Having some experience with music journalism, Liam would like to thank the following blogs, websites, radio stations, podcasts and other press outlets who’ve helped get the word out.

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