Less than a month ago, alt-rock powerhouse Anchors and Alibis stunned fans with an absolutely amazing music video for their new single ‘Patience’. Teased on Facebook for nearly 2 months, fans waited faithfully to see just what the guys in A&A were up to, and from what I’ve seen, they weren’t disappointed. Fronted by an infectious guitar riff and perfectly executed melodies, ‘Patience’ grabs the attention of listeners from the very first drum beat. The emotionally-rich lyrics are relatable, but not so overused by other artists in the scene that it becomes repetitious and familiar. The lyric “What will you gain when you’ve given up on life?” truly emulates the feel of ‘Patience’, and, as we all hope, their new EP. The artistically presented transitions leave the listener wondering what’s coming next without being too harsh. The flow of ‘Patience’ is one that seasoned bands struggle to find, and Anchors and Alibis have perfected it effortlessly. A&A are an extremely confident band, constantly bringing new elements to their music and surprising fans time and time again with flawless works. With influences that range from Brand New to Deftones, it’s no surprise that their unique sound attracts new fans as well as satisfies those who have been following them since day 1. Although they’re a relatively young band, by supporting acts like Dorje, bringing new life to previously dead venues, releasing stellar music videos, and releasing impressive singles have helped propel Anchors and Alibis into a new level of artistry. As work on their new EP continues, we can expect nothing less than perfection from Anchors and Alibis.
Final Verdict: 10/10
James Cohu: Bass
James Whitehouse: Vocals/Guitar
Callum Marshall: Guitar
Jason Gumbley: Drums