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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE
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"Alibrandi - The Emergency (Album)"

From the first bars my ears were very happy with what they were hearing. In an almost Bloc Party-esque style they display just how proficient drummer Michael Mihalovic and Alibrandi is. Not to mention their willingness to embrace and express their feelings through their lyrics.

Now I've had the pleasure of seeing these guys live a few times and ‘The Emergency’, their 5 track EP, definitely lives up to the live show i have witnessed. Their style is a nice fusion of indie and traditional rock driven stylings.

This record has an underlying angst, but when paired with the dynamic live performance of this Brisbane act it allows for a connection with fans. “Your not the same, you never could be”. Whilst this is a short release it packs a punch like any full length that i have listened to of late.

Each track possesses its own emotional rawness and captures attention from the very first utterances from singer Nathaniel McManus’ recognisable voice. Closing track Near Perfect Shaped Adonis is a power packet and ties everything together and leaves us with a memorable finish.

All in all the boys have put together a strong release and seem to be going from strength to strength, definitely an act to keep your eye on. -

"Alibrandi - 'The Emergency' Review"

For Fans Of: Thrice, Brand New

Alibrandi hail from Brisbane, a city that has provided Australia with some of the best bands this country has ever heard. ‘The Emergency’ is their debut EP, which was recorded at Loose Stones Studios. With nothing to lose and everything to prove, Alibrandi are at the beginning of a promising career.

Alibrandi introduce themselves to the listener with ‘Even Lions May Fall’. The opening guitar riff immediately grabs your attention and makes sure you will not be changing the CD anytime soon. Followed by ‘If You Play Now, You Pay Later’, a song that has so much dirty attitude that a pissed off bogan would be impressed. Throughout every song on this EP, the listener will not be able to control their feet from tapping and singing along. ‘The Emergency’ ends with their most ambitious song yet, ‘Near Perfect Shaped Adonis’. The song has a closing that sounds familiar to the almighty Thrice.

Alibrandi have produced a clean sounding, hardhitting Indie rock release with enough aggression and darkness to win over fans not familiar with the genre. A must have EP and a band on the rise that you won’t be able to ignore. -

"Alibrandi Live Review @ The Zoo"

To start off the evening of pop rock guilty pleasures, self described indie rock five piece, Alibrandi kicked off their set with fast paced, catchy rock. Featuring a slightly unusual line up of thee guitars, bass and drums, the set flowed easily through a number of tracks off their most recent EP The Emergency. Featuring numerous break downs and vocals reminiscent of Gyroscope’s Daniel Sanders, the boys proved to be both talented and charismatic, interacting well with the crowd and getting friends up on the stage for cameo vocals.

*Taken from a full 3 band line up review -

"Alibrandi Live Review"

A cold and gloomy Friday night in Brizvegas would be ideal for staying home rugged up watching an old Clint Eastwood western film while drinking some Jack and eating M&Ms, but not this mofo. With a couple of friends we braced the cold and drizzle to check out Alibrandi at X&Y.

After getting warmed up and watching impressive sets from Melbourne’s Cave Of The Swallows and We Set Sail, Alibrandi took the stage. Being the first time I’ve seen these guys, I was pretty impressed with drummer Michael Mihailovic. He can sure belt out some good beats, nicely held together by guitarist/vocalist Nathaniel McManu and David Thomas to produce some good indie rock tunes. It was really good to see these guys pull a big crowd, too.

I needed something to spark my night and keep me warm and they pulled it off nicely. -

"Album Review: Alibrandi - The Emergency"

From the Bloc Party-influenced intro of opening track Even Lions May Fail, indie rock four-piece Alibrandi show off both the drumming prowess of Michael Mihailovic and their willingness to talk about their feelings. On their five-track EP, The Emergency, the Brisbane boys display a greater predilection for traditional guitar-driven rock choruses and a shade more angst than Kele et al. This angst will both differentiate the band and polarise potential fans; the EP is cleanly produced and foreshadows a passionate live performance but the emo undertones in the lyrics won’t be for everyone. Near-Perfect Shaped Adonis defiantly asks, “Was it worth it? Did you love it? Did he give you all I couldn’t?” while the following piano break provides a, perhaps under-utilised, alternative to the otherwise omnipresent electric guitars. Nevertheless, there are those who will heed frontman Nathaniel McManus’ cry of, “Calm down! This is what you’ve been waiting for!” -



EP- 'The Emergency' 2010 through Itunes

Single - 'Even Lions May Fall' national publicity campaign for July 2011

Film Clip - 'Even Lions May Fall' national publicity campaign for July 2011

Single of Debut Album - TBA, February 2012

Single - "Even Lions May Fall" international service to the USA with A&R Worldwide, with focus on the USA publishing and Radio markets.

Even Lions May Fall RADIO TRACTION

USA - Serviced Feb - May 2012 by A&R Worldwide

Indie1031 Los Angeles, CA
KCMP Minneapolis, MN
KCSN Los Angeles, CA
KFMA Tucson, AZ
KNRK Portland, OR
KTCL Denver, CO
Moheak Radio Los Angeles, CA
RIFF2 Detroit, MI
WCNR Charlottesville, VA
WEND Charlotte, NC
WEQX Albany, NY
WXPN Philadelphia, PA
XTRA San Diego, CA

Outside USA

AllgauHIT Germany
EuroTrashMusic South Africa
FluxFM Germany
TokyoFM Japan

Added to RRR 102.7 (Melbourne)
Added to BAY 99.9FM (Byron Bay, NSW)
Added to VOX FM 106.9FM (Wollongong)
Added to SYN 90.7 FM (Melbourne, VIC)
Added to PBS 106.7 FM (Melbourne, VIC)
Added to 2XX 98.3 FM (Canberra)
General rotation at Edge Radio 99.3 FM (Hobart, TAS)
General rotation at 3D Radio 93.7FM (Adelaide, SA)
General rotation at Radio Adelaide 101.5FM (Adelaide, SA)

HOMEBREW RADIO - Alibrandi was featured on the 11th July show which syndicates to the stations below, around Australia. Alibrandi have been kept on general rotation.

NSW: Triple H FM 100.1 (Hornsby, NSW), 2RRR FM 88.5 (Ryde, NSW), 2RDJ FM 88.1 (Burwood, NSW), 2SSR FM 99.7 (Sutherland, NSW), Bay and Basin FM 92.7 (Vincentia, NSW), 2TLC FM 100.3 (Yamba, NSW), Valley FM 97.9 (Forbes, NSW), 2MAX FM 91.3 (Narrabri, NSW), River FM 92.9 (Lismore, NSW), 2MIA FM 95.1 (Griffith, NSW), Opal FM 89.7 (Lightning Ridge, NSW), Edge FM 93.7 (Bega, NSW), 2MCE FM 92.3 & 94.7 (Bathurst, Orange, NSW), 2ARM FM 92.1 (Armidale, NSW), 2BOB FM 104.7 (Taree, NSW), 2WOW FM 100.7 (St Marys, NSW), 2GCR FM 103.3 (Goulburn, NSW), 2CGR FM 96.5 Central Hunter Radio (Cessnock, NSW), 2YOU FM 88.9 (Tamworth, NSW), 2NVR FM 105.9 N'bucca V'y Radio (Nambucca Heads, NSW), Bay FM 99.9 (Byron Bay, NSW), Tank FM 103.2 (Kempsey, NSW), 2BLU FM 89.1 (Katoomba, NSW), 2EAR FM 107.5 (Batemans Bay, NSW), 2QBN FM 96.7 (Queanbeyan, NSW), Yass FM 100.3 (Yass, NSW), 2KRR FM 89.7 (Kandos), 2OCB FM 107.5 (Orange, NSW), 2MNO FM 93.3 (Monaro, NSW), 2BBB FM 107.3 (North Bellingen, NSW), Great Lakes FM 101.5 (Foster, NSW). ACT: Valley FM 89.5 (Canberra, ACT) - Sat 11pm TAS: Hobart FM 92.1 & 96.1 (Hobart, TAS), Tasman FM 97.7 (Nubeena, TAS), City Park Radio FM 103.7 (Launceston, TAS) VIC: 3UGE FM 106.9 (Alexandra/Upper Goulburn, VIC), Otway FM 98.3 (Colac, VIC), Highlands FM 100.7 (Woodend, VIC), 3MGB FM 101.7 (Mallacoota, VIC), 3RIM FM 97.9 (Melton, VIC), 3OAK FM 101.3 (Wangaratta, VIC), Gippsland FM 104.7 (Morwell, VIC), Radio Mansfield FM 99.7 (Mansfield, VIC), 3RPP 89.7 (Frankston, VIC), 3HCR FM 90.9 (Omeo, VIC), 3MBR FM 103.5 (Murrayville, VIC), 3WAY FM 103.7 (Warnambool, VIC), 3HHH FM 96.5 (Horsham, VIC), 3PVR Plenty Valley FM 88.6 (Mil Park, VIC), 3CH FM 100.7 (Kyneton, VIC). QLD: 4BSR Beau FM 101.5 (Beaudesert, QLD), Noosa Community Radio FM 101.3 (Noosa Heads, QLD), 4CCR FM 89.1 (Cairns, QLD), 4SDB FM 89.3 (Warwick, QLD), 4DDD FM 89.9 (Dalby, QLD), 4NAG FM 91.3 (Yepoon, QLD), 4BI 1197 AM (Fortitude Valley, QLD), 4GEM FM 95.1 (Bowen, QLD), 4RED FM 99.7 (Margate, QLD), 4BAY FM 100.3 (Thornlands, QLD). NT: 8CCC FM 102.1 (Alice Springs, NT) 8EAR Gove FM 106.9 (Nhulunbuy, NT), 8KTR FM 101.3 & 90.1 (Katherine, NT) SA: 5EFM 88.3, 89.3, 94.7 (Victor Harbour, SA), 5BBB FM 89.1 (Tanunda, SA), 5GS FM 90.1 (Kadina, SA), 5GTR FM 100.1 (Mount Gambier, SA), 5TRX FM 105.1 (Port Pirie, SA), 5YYY FM 107.7 (Whyalla, SA), 5PBA FM 89.7 (Salisbury East, SA). WA: FM 100.9 (Albany, WA), 6SEN Capital Community Radio 90.5FM (Perth, WA), 6KCR FM 102.5



Alibrandi mix up infectious melodies and hard-hitting riffs with their own brand of post-punk, alternative-rock.

The debut EP and single were produced by Shane Graham and mastered in Seattle by Troy Glessner (Death Cab For Cutie, Anderlin, Underoath) this debut is a full of tight rock anthem’s, reminiscent of Manchester Orchestra, Bloc Party and hints of Sparta.

2011 also included an east coast tour with the year being bookend by packed out local shows, now, 2012 brings the next step in this hyped Australian bands career.

Already in 2012, Alibrandi has been selected for FUSE Festival, one of Australia’s respected music industry showcases. They have also been announced for the national Rock The Schools Tour, a commercial High School tour encompassing each state of Australia that will see Alibrandi perform at 10 schools and to over 5000 young adults between the ages of 13-17.

Alibrandi performed their first N. American music industry showcase at the Worldwide Radio Summit on Saturday April 28th at 9.30PM at S.I.R. Studios Hollywood, and had the opportunity to play the famous Viper Room within the same week. Their debut N. American Single 'Even Lions May Fall' is currently on rotation throughout the US.

2012, Alibrandi is ready for you.