Alpha Male Tea Party are a band from Liverpool, but spiritually, they're a band from just outside of Liverpool. Playing hard-hitting math-inflected hyphenated-genre experimental rock, they take themselves exactly as seriously as they deserve, and they've been musically compared variously to bands like Brontide and And So I Watch You From Afar. Since self-releasing their debut album AMTP in 2012 they've played with most of their heroes, toured the UK with the likes of Axes, Cleft and Vasquez and released the "additive-induced technicolour rampage" (Metal Hammer) Real Ale and Model Rail: The Lonely Man's Guide to Not Committing Suicide EP on Superstar Destroyer Records. Their second album, Droids is out now. Rocksound gave it 8/10 and said it's "pure 18-carat fun", so there.