Listen to We're Alive Here
Anyone who’s talked to me (or even if you've just read the blog) will know that I’m a staunch advocate of audio fiction.
Really and truly I am hooked.
I love you audio fiction,
I really really do,I want to have your sultry whiskey voiced little babies.
So with that creepy guy tucked back into his straight jacket I wanted to share this gem with you all. It won't be the usual haw haw hee hee hee review but rather a suggestion of something cool which is well worth your time to check out.
*Don't judge the show by cover art of the early episodes. They do it a dis-service. The art does however become all kinds of awesome around the tail end of season two.
(IMAGES from www.WereAlive.com)
*Don't be put off by Datu's accent, it starts off a little clunky
(I hovered my finger over the skip button at first) but he settles into it and my oh my will you be glad you did.
*The soundscapes are beautifully crafted and the immersive effect had me taking the headphones out more than once in an attempt to come back to reality.
Burt, Saul, Lizzie, Victor & Scratch
If you take the time to check this out, please come back and let me know what you thought.
Who struck a chord with you?
I was a little late in coming to the We're Alive party something which I’m sorry for. Although with the way I ingest things that was probably for the best.
When I eat I consume.
When I wait I distract,
but when I binge, well, you've never seen binging like this and in the words of Norm Sherman:
"that's a statement, not a fact"
So once the ball got rolling I was absolutely and inconsolably hooked into this story. The relationships are compulsive and although I came to the show looking for horror and zombies
(It more than delivers on both accounts)
I listened to nothing else until it was done.
I don't think that the first episode did the show justice, if anything I’d recommend you start from episode two and then go back to it later.
Written and directed by KC Wayland the story follows soldiers Michael, Saul and Angel as they try to survive in the chaos of the zombie apocalypse. The trio head back into the city in an attempt to improve their situation by finding something easier to defend. On the way they rescue a handful of civilians and quickly become immersed in the responsibility of keeping the growing population of the tower block alive.
Water and food become daily problems, not to mention the evolving horde of undead creatures which are not just eating but stealing away dead bodies away for purposes unknown.
It’s not long before they realise that zombies by far the least of their worries, when they come into contact with other survivors.
The relationships are stealthy like a foot fungus.
You only need forget to wear your mental flip flops once in the public shower of the We're Alive universe and before you even realise it, they will have taken root.
No antibiotics will clear it up I'm afraid.
The only way out - is through.
I'm not going to lie, it gets pretty heavy at times, but good heavy.
The kind that gets under your skin, burning and itching long after the episode is over.
It is littered with touching and emotionally charged scenes that draw you in and keep you there. The horror, if anything was more of a backdrop to a well scripted human drama which will make you curse and clenched your fists in violent anticipation.
And more than occasionally wince.
Seriously, there might be tears.