FAR FROM ALASKA
Heavy riffs, female vocals and lyrics in English were once very unlikely to succeed in the country of the 'Girl from Ipanerna", right? Still, Far From Alaska has played all of Brazil's most renowned venues and almost every big line-up around the country, including festivals such as Lollapalooza, Maximus Festival and Pordo do Rock, which raised their profile and made them be considered one of the main names in this new Brazilian music era.
One could argue that its a lot of mileage and milestones for a band only five years on the road. One would be correct, but their uniqueness is also extended to adventures overseas. The band made its first steps toward international recognition in 2016 as the main Brazilian artist at the SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. In June of 2016 the band performed as the headliner on the main stage at the 5ath MIDEM in Cannes, France, and was honored the 'We are the Future" award, recognizing them as the 2016 breakthrough artist of the year at the MIDEM Awards. They were selected from more than 500 artists worldwide and quoted by Forbes Magazine a 'must see" concert at MIDEM. The success of the M1DEM performance caught the attention of the french division of Live Nation, which led to an invitation to play on the main stage at the 2017 Download Festival in Paris.
They released two studio albums that were elected top 10 albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone Brazil and by many other Brazilian magazines. 'Unlikely' was released in August 2017, produced and recorded by Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, System Of A Down, Johnny Gash, etc) in her own studio in Ashland, Oregon (USA), and had outstanding reviews by the media; not a very likely consequence of second albums.
Recording this second album abroad is part of the current Far From Alaska's first improbable, now imminent, plan to expand their career to the international stage once and for all.