Thur 28th Nov 2019: Discovery 2 Presents T. Thomason, Lucy Grubb, Orders, Pearl Fish
The Alibi take on the Camden Assembly for their debut single release 'No Solution'!
Hailing from Dartford, The Alibi take inspiration from their bleak surroundings and write about what they describe as a black and white town under a sky of colours. A place that influences the industrial soundprint of their core sound, they write about what they see. Political observations, justice, the current social unrest - they create songs that matter about life as they see it and play them with passion and force... The Alibi are the exact dose of what the British music scene desperately needs right now.
Billy is a founding member of Catfish and the Bottlemen and was their lead guitarist for 7 years, on the platinum-selling Balcony album. Although Billy's new band only got together at end of 2015, they have impressively toured the UK and had plenty of press and radio airplay. Their recent single SUBSTITUTE has been playlisted for 3 weeks on BBC Wales & Virgin Radio UK.
“I just believe he’s got such a massive future. That classic sort of British songwriting with a strong nod to Americana.” Clint Boon, Radio X
“This fella knows how to write a chorus that one day a crowd–a BIG crowd-will sing back to him.” Tim Cocker, Virgin Radio, UK
Laura is very much a product of being born in the early 1990s. From waking up to the sounds of Bob Marley or fellow Scot Paolo Nutini, a slice of Chance the Rapper to soundtrack the daily commute to going to bed with the warm thuds of Nicolas Jaar or minimal maestro Zip echoing through her ears, Laura’s music is a testament to the diversity of her tastes.
Some of her biggest shows to date (Secret Party Garden, Bulgaria’s Meadows in the Mountains, Rivington Street Festival and a 12,000-strong audience at Belgium’s RTBF 2013), as well as her most acclaimed track - a cover of Miguel Campbell’s Something Special / Baby I Got It that the DJ still closes his sets with 4 years on. Whether walking into a spotlight or into a door, you’ll always see the same sides of Laura Riganti. Humility, humour and - of course - a belter of a voice that’ll perforate your head as much as your heart. No’ bad, aye?
"It's rare that you hear a voice so intensely entwined with talent and raw emotion for someone of Laura's age. She is a new breed of powerful, young songwriters and definitely one to watch." Liz Stokes, Editor at Record of the Day