Local band gets played on prime-time radio

Alibi. Photo courtesy of Charlie Richards SUS-170523-100716001
Alibi. Photo courtesy of Charlie Richards SUS-170523-100716001

A Hastings band have been played on national radio.

Alibi have been tipped for the top after making it onto BBC Radio 1. Their as-yet unreleased song ‘Space, Man’ was played by Huw Stephens on a special preview show for The Great Escape festival in Brighton, on Wednesday (May 17). The show is known for scouting unrecognised talent, and previous artists discovered and played by Huw Stephens include Slaves, Royal Blood and Plan B.

Alibi are a four-piece band made up of Maxi Williams, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar; Matt Edwards, lead guitar and vocals; Benji Meacham, bass guitar and vocals; and Wesley Brown on the drums.

Alibi are no strangers to being on radio, having played the BBC Introducing Live Lounge back in March, invited by Melita Dennett who runs the new BBC Introducing monthly showcases at The Palace on Hastings seafront.

A band with no real restriction on music style, Alibi are influenced by 60s rock, indie rock and Brit Pop.

The band released a debut EP in 2015 with six tracks. Early 2016 was when they released their second EP called ‘Vice Versa’.

‘Space, Man’ will be released on July 15 to coincide with Alibi’s main stage slot at the Zooquariam Festival on Hastings Pier, supporting Rat Boy. For tickets, visit http://zooquariumfestival.com.

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