Rock and Roll “Unleashed”! EL NIVEN AND THE AILIBI Single Out Now!
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Unapologetically original, and uncompromising in their vision, Edmonton-based EL NIVEN AND THE ALIBI make music that is equal parts poetically bittersweet, and rank rock ‘n’ roll. “Unleashed”, El Niven and the Alibi’s new high energy rocker is a classic highway anthem. Produced by Mitch Merrett (Chad Brownlee, Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion), the track explodes with optimism, delivering a devil may-care-attitude with dangerous accuracy and killer fuzzed-out guitar riffs. Accompanying the single is a music video that’s hilariously on brand with its hair metal flair! It wouldn’t be an El Niven and the Alibi music video if it wasn’t complete with lightning strikes, motorcycles, and fully visible greenscreens.
For fans of Rival Sons, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains alike, the single’s bluesy undertones are complemented by Jeff Burwash’s high driving drums. With deadly lines like, “I’m a heavy metal hurricane”, and “Lil bit pitchfork”, El Niven and the Alibi set a heart-pounding, adrenaline fueled pace, putting the listener at the wheel, chasing down dreams and racing runaway trains.
El Niven and the Alibi’s sound, infused with life experience and grunge rock attitude, is undeniably, and uniquely theirs. The group was conceived in a musical therapy program at a juvenile detention centre when guitarist and lead singer, Elliot Niven, met drummer, Jeff Burwash, in their youth. Their obsession with groove-laden rock and roll, combined with rebellious attitudes, and a love of being on the road has landed the band on a musical stride.
They are true blue rock and rollers, blazing a hellfire path with their own brand of Western Rock. It’s no surprise this group has already achieved impressive feats including, “Cigarettes” charting Top 30 Active Rock Canada in 2022, which garnered 130K streams on Spotify. Along with their unprecedented live energy, the group has played on stages of all sizes in Canada, the U.S.and South America with the likes of U.S.S., Big Wreck, Current Swell, and Dear Rouge.
On September 30th El Niven and the Alibi are set to support fellow Albertans, Whale and the Wolf, at Bo’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer. Tickets are available HERE!
Gearing up for the release of their new EP, out later this year, El Niven and the Alibi are just getting started. Stay tuned for more hell-raising fire – it’s about to get hot in here.