In the past year Hastings based Alibi have successfully become their own original concept, drawing influence from 60’s Garage Rock/Surf, Indie Rock & a hint of Brit-Pop. They released their debut EP at the end of 2015 which consisted of 6 tracks, all well received amongst local fans and critics. Early 2016 saw Alibi’s second release, a live album titled “Vice Versa”. Vice Versa best defines the amount of progression the band has made within 12 months, and also represents Alibi’s unique style that is expressed throughout their music.
‘Of course if you’re more in the mood for tight vocal harmonies over pin-sharp guitar riffs, all delivered in style by one of the BBC’s favourite young one-to-watch bands from the region you need to keep your eyes peeled for Alibi.
It will take some careful bomb disposal work to stop them from exploding onto the national scene before much longer. A classic case of ‘catch them now before they’re too big to play small venues any more.’ Hastings Flyer March 2017
‘Alibi are the quintessence of home-grown rock music, embracing their roots visually as well as lyrically. Alibi state their influences among The Black Keys, Spring King and The Smiths, to name a few. In Alibi’s early material these influences are apparent, though recent tracks indicate a development in their own individual sound as their musical palette evolves. Their debut EP Alibi, released in 2016, established fan-favourites such as the aestival Lovers In The Dark and Out For Days (Human Touch), as well as the gradual spirit of Tricks On Me – evocative of The Cranberries’ Carolann Bossom Hastings Observer
Alibi are Maxi Williams, Lead Vocal and Rhythm Guitarist. Matt Edwards, Lead Guitar and Vocals. Benji Meacham, Bass Guitar and Vocals. And Wesley Brown on Drums