The Alibi Montreal
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The Alibi Montreal

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock


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"Musik Universe Review"

“The Alibi nous présenta un métal typiquement populaire qui n'a pas déplu à la troupe, qui remplissait plus de la moitié de la salle déjà, rassemblée devant la scène. Ce sont de bons musiciens qui nous ont livré leur musique qui chatouillait les canaux auditifs de chaque personne qui se laissa enivrer par les harmonies des deux guitares, ou bien d'une guitare et d’un clavier et keytar. Dans l'ensemble, ce fut un très bon groupe pour réchauffer l'ambiance” - Olivier Marinoff

" Review"

“ The Alibi ont offert de solides prestations appréciées des fans d'un metal plus pop et accessible” -

"Montreal Rocks"

“It was a good set with the haunting voice of Nicole the singer.” - Johan Boutin

"Underrated rock bands best female fronted bands of 2014."

Featured as one of Underrated rock bands best female fronted bands of 2014! - Underrated Rock Bands

"Played and reviewed on Antisocial Hound"

Reviewed at 1:14:15. - Antisocial Hound

"Hound Music Featured Artist"

The EP is a mix of alternative and progressive rock with exceptional musicianship and pristine vocals, clean yet powerful with an almost operatic quality at times. The songs are very well composed with each instrument complimenting one another. The production is excellent. Every note sounds polished and deliberate. The tasty use of delays and vocal effects as well as multiple harmony parts add depth and strength to the overall sound.

This is a great EP and I would highly recommend getting a copy and I definitely look forward to hearing more from this talented group in the future.

~ Morbid North

Young. Enthusiastic. Talented. The Alibi have come up with a combination that works. Progressive but with what I would call "saleability" rather than commercial the EP "Break The Distance" is a great first effort and contains everything to demonstrate the ability of the individual musicians. If they can build on this excellent start, they should do well. Get yourself a copy and hear the real quality of production that is somewhat lost with mp3 and streaming.

~ Andy Green - Morbid North & Andy Green


EP: Break The Distance featuring 5 tracks recorded at Silver Wings Studios.



Even though The Alibi is quite recent, their musical journey actually begun in the summer of 2011 when Liam and Johanie started recording homemade demos. In order to play their original songs at live shows, they looked for other musicians and met Hyrum, who became the permanent guitarist of the band. They also met Karine, who showed interest for the music, although she didn’t become part of the project at the time.


In summer 2012, the band jumped on the opportunity to open for an established Torontonian rock band. Eager to perform live again, they recruited a singer within a month, while a good friend of theirs filled in on drums. After breaking the ice at Petit Campus under the name ÆtherState, the young line-up was then joined by a new drummer and played a couple more shows. Feeling the needs to practice more often and to refine their signature sound, they moved in their own rehearsal space in downtown Montreal.


During spring 2013, the singer and drummer left, leaving only the 3 original members to take care of the project. In order to keep their creations moving forward, the then incomplete line-up started working on lyrics, resulting in the songs you hear today. Still in touch with Liam, Karine expressed her interest and became the band’s new drummer, while friend and former bandmate Gen joined the team as lead vocalist. The Alibi was born.


For the following year, the 5-piece band played several shows around the city, including an opening spot at Le National for good friends October Sky and Shine Lion. They also recorded updated versions of their original songs, as well as brand new material. During summer 2014, Gen left the band in good terms after moving out of town. The remaining members then started looking for a new lead singer and met Nicole, who quickly became the voice of the project.


The band felt like it was finally the right time to hit the studio and recorded their first 5-track EP, Break the Distance, at Silver Wings Studios. Since then the band has played a handful of shows including opening for Dutch band Delain on their world tour at Foufounes Electriques and also opening for the up and coming band Slaves at Cabaret Underworld. Now The Alibi continues to move forward with their musical endeavors, booking live shows and creating new material to bring to their audience.


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