Alphastates were an Irish indie/electronica act with a sound based around Dowling's distinctive vocals and a strong melodic backing. Catherine Dowling and Gerry Horan first played together in 2001, Alphastates first release was a single Sometimes which they actually penned as part of their previous band Babelfish.
Delivered in a strangely emotional and engaging, yet nonchalant way, Dowling's vocals are breathy, catching in her throat as she delivers knowing and worldly tales. Added to the unique sexy vocals is a multi-layered, delicately creative and innovative musical backdrop creating a really special sound.
- Catherine Dowling: Vocals, Keys, Guitar
- Gerry Horan: Guitar, Keys, backing vocals
- Stevie Kavanagh: Bass, backing vocals
- Graham Gilligan: Drums
"Sometimes I think it's all amusing like the good times,
Sometimes I find it gets too confusing"