The Alice Kona Band
Belfast, County Antrim
Forging orange county punk with a love of 50's pop and garage, The Alice Kona Band crashed onto the Belfast scene in the summer of 2009, playing chaotic, unhinged live shows and receiving national airplay for their first two singles.
April 2011 saw them launch the EP 'IV. Death By Water,' hailed by the Irish News as 'a fabulously noisy and irritable sounding five-track collection of fuzzy, goth-tinged garage punk rock.'
Named one of State Magazine's Faces of 2011, they've went on to support hero's Jeff The Brotherhood, and were chosen by Radio 1's Huw Stephens to play a leg of the Topman CTRL tour.
October 2011 saw the release of their 2nd EP 'shark.salem.satan' to a packed out crowd at Belfast's seminal club night Animal Disco, and great reviews in the press.
2012 is looking bright with brand new single 'Bad Dreams' getting widespread acclaim and airplay from RTE2XFM, Phantomfm, BBC Radio Ulster, Radio Caroline and BBC Introducing, and a live session on Radio Ulster's ATL show.
'One of the best live bands in the country.’ All Gone Pop
'A visceral, brattish as hell but typically compelling EP from a band that has yet to fail at the difficult task of capturing on record the ramshackle charm that makes their live show such essential viewing.8/10.’ AU Magazine
'An irresistable squall of ringing guitars, death march drums and accusatory vocals. Play it loud and repeatedly.' The Irish News
'A riotous collection of slacker punk swagger and low-slung musical sucker-punches.' Fate Magazine
'Unbelievably loud, coupled with a ferociously energetic approach, it makes for an effect that fair thumps you in the chest and slaps you round the face... a welcome breath of not quite so fresh air.' State Magazine
'Venomous vocal delivery, raw guitars and of course the foul-mouthed banter..... Some nights you want your music lovingly served up on a silver platter, whilst others you want to be pinned up against a wall and have it bored into your skull.' BBC ATL.