|Genres||Trip hop, downtempo, lounge music, chill Out|
|Associated acts||Martin Barnard, Kelvin Swaby, Helen White, James Roberts|
|Past members||Andy Jenks
Alpha is a trip hop/electronica group, comprising founding member Corin Dingley, vocalist and lyricist Wendy Stubbs and Hannah Collins; other founding member, Andy Jenks, left the group before the release of their 2007 LP "The Sky Is Mine". Originally working under the name "Ariel", the duo of Dingley and Jenks came together in 1995 after both had worked on various projects in the Bristol area, home of trip-hop groups Massive Attack and Portishead. Like Massive Attack, Alpha recruited singers to add vocals to their downtempo, beat-driven compositions of the late 1990s, which led to them being included in the category of "Post Trip-Hop". "ComeFromHeaven", their debut LP was the first release on Massive Attack's Melankolic label in 1997. They are currently on Don't Touch Recordings, a label they founded. A collaboration with Reggae icon Horace Andy, entitled Two-Phazed People, was released in August 2009. Alpha's latest album The Eleventh Trip was released in 2012 and features the vocals of Wendy Stubbs, Hannah Collins and Duncan Attwood.
- ComeFromHeaven (30 September 1997)
- Pepper: Remixes & Rarities (22 September 1998)
- The Impossible Thrill (20 March 2001)
- Stargazing (12 May 2003)
- Made in Space (2003) (Instrumental album, web released only)
- Lost in a Garden of Clouds (Part 1) (2004) (Second instrumental album)
- Without Some Help (7 August 2006)
- The Sky Is Mine (3 September 2007)
- Ariel (June 2009) - EP featuring previously unreleased tracks written when the band were called 'Ariel'.
- Two-Phazed People with Horace Andy (1 August 2009)
- The Eleventh Trip (27 August 2012)
- L'hiver ep (download from the Alpha site)