In this context one can imagine that it would be hard to be innovative. Yet Calgary-based band and LME top performers Alkatine have managed to create their own brand of rock n’ roll which follows the canons of the genre while bringing their own energy and sound into the equation.
Beyond the great control they have over their compositions and performance, the way these influences transpire in their music is what makes Alkatine’s sound special, and also what convinced the industry reps at the showcase of their strong potential. Whether it be the funk influences on their infectious grooves, the powerful soul and technicality of lead singer Brady Riplinger’s vocals or the use of African percussions in one of their break downs, Alkatine manage to create a brand of heavy music that stands at the crossroads of Soul and Hard rock, and they do it damn well!
Alkatine are currently in the process of utilizing the grants they were awarded following the LME show by hitting the studio in the upcoming months. They also are planning to keep touring across Alberta and the West Coast to promote their current material! In the meanwhile, here is a link to their eponymous 2014 album to prove to you that Marshall stacks still have some bright days ahead!