Alberteen - Miss World is the app to accompany the album of the same name, released worldwide digitally, on CD and vinyl on 25th May 2015 via the band's label Rhythm & Noir. It features, music, images, lyrics and descriptions relating to the album as well as a biography of the band. This app guides the viewer through a virtual map of the album and south-east coast, soundtracked by the relevant Miss World album track and artworked with individual location photographs by Kent artist Nigel Green.
In 2012 Alberteen released their debut Metal Book which mixed 60s R n B, dark, provocative lyricism and post-punk sonics into their own distinctive blend of Rhythm & Noir. The album got rave reviews, with both Uncut and The Independent giving it 4 stars, while the albums single, A Girl And A Gun was playlisted on BBC 6 Music and featured as one of their Tracks of the Year, championed by a host of DJs including Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Maconie, Gideon Coe, Liz Kershaw and Tom Robinson; all accumulating in Alberteen being invited into the studio to record a BBC6 Music session. The following year, the track was remixed by Cornershop and put out as the last ever release on their acclaimed Singhles Club series.
Miss World was produced by Mike Bennett (The Fall, Ian Brown. The album is one of a theme, taking the listener around the landscapes and histories of the South-east coast, from the looming presence of Dungeness nuclear power station to the Margate mod riots of 64 through to the MOD research site at Fort Halstead - via the many half-forgotten seaside towns in-between. Miss World takes inspiration from the coasts landscape, history and artistic heritage, including J.M.W Turners painting Snow Storm Steam-Boat off a Harbours Mouth, the works of T.S. Eliott and the 17th-Century sonnet of John Donne inscribed on Derek Jarmans Dungeness cottage. Even the albums title, Miss World is a nod to Folkestones role in hosting the first international beauty contest in 1908 and to Derek Jarmans film of the same name, while the albums cover is a photograph of vintage nuclear equipment from Dungeness power station (taken by Kent-based photographer Nigel Green).