Nine Black Alps, Manchester's energetic sludge, grunge-rock troupe put a new album in the racks this Monday past, and play live at The Craufurd Arms this coming week. Formed back in 2003, NBA were the subject of plentiful A&R interest , and soon inked a deal with Island Records. A decade down the line, and it is new Leeds label Hatch Records that is issuing that aforementioned fifth album, Candy for The Clowns. The band will play Wolverton haunt The Craufurd Arms on Monday, April 28, which will shake awake the start of your week. You'll want to make it along to the venue early doors too, with support coming from Brawlers - that's them, above.  Their debut EP I Am A Worthless Piece of Sh*t is available for a listen when you make the time. Current and ex-members of Dinosaur Pile-Up, Leftover Crack and Martyr Defiled pull together in this musical tangle, which has signed to the Alcopop! label. 'If you like your punk straight up with a dashing of Weezer, then these guys are more than likely your favourite new band...' say those in the know. Tickets are £5 in advance, £7 on the doors from 7.30pm. The Craufurd Arms, 59 Stratford Road, Wolverton, MK12 5LT