London-based Spanish musician Alien Tango (real name Alberto García) has announced the release of his debut album ‘Kinda Happy, Kinda Sad’ on 12th May via Ground Control/ Republic of Music. Following on the first two singles ‘1000 Years’, a high-energy pop-rock love letter to everything, and ‘B.F.F.’, a catchy disco tune celebrating friendship and love, and in keeps with his extraordinarily diverse output, today he shares the frenzied prog rock track ‘Lemme Go’.

Alberto explains: “One of the first songs I made for the album and a live favourite, ‘Lemme Go’ is a tune about a terrible Tinder date you are trying to run away from. When I started I really wanted to make a full-on heavy metal album but it somehow ended up being only this one song. It’s also loosely about when you are trying to break up a relationship with somebody who just doesn’t get the memo. It has a super mellow acoustic interlude featuring vocals by Spanish indie star Anni B Sweet.”

Alberto has been performing all week at SxSW, with a couple of shows left before he heads home:
Friday 17th 11.45pm Alien Tango @ Higher Ground (720 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701)
Saturday 18th 6pm Alien Tango @ International Day Stage (99 Trinity Street, Austin TX, 78701) Convention Center

Alberto took around a year and a half to write and record ‘Kinda Happy, Kinda Sad’ by himself in his bedroom. It’s pretty much a lockdown journal, and it’s the product of his borderline obsession with constantly writing music and his long journey of self-teaching and discovery. The result, in Alberto’s words “might be the musical equivalent of a toddler trying to 3D-render Picasso’s Guernica”.

Alien Tango is Alberto García, an artist from Spain who lives in London but whose antennas are directed to outer space, from where he receives emissions full of psychedelia, glam, hip-hop, oriental music and helium-infected vocals. Praised by the New York Times after his performance at SxSW festival (he’s also performed at Primavera Sound and Benicàssim, among others), his musical mixture is as unpredictable as it is satisfying, with room for synthesizers, sitars, accordions and anime samples. All of which confirm this unorthodox multi-instrumentalist as one of the most peculiar and fascinating creators in the current London scene. Recently, he started a TikTok profile which exploded very quickly, reaching over 4M views and 50k+ followers in the space of a few months.