The Alice Kona Band call it a day with parting EP ‘Alice Is Dead’


Earlier this week sad news emerged of Belfast’s The Alice Kona Band decision to call it a day. On an brief statement on Facebook, the band said, “We’ll be announcing a new project in the very near future. Huge thanks and much love to everyone that’s supported us over the last 4 years, especially anyone who came to the shows and bought the music.”

It’s a shame. Their brand of fuzz pop meets noisy garage punk will be missed, certainly by me, and others too I would hope. The Alice Kona Band have softened the blow somewhat with a parting glass in the form a final EP, the aptly-titled Alice Is Dead.  The EP is great and sees them bow out in style. It captures the very best of the band, including two of their finest tunes, ‘Bad Dreams’ and ‘Film’. Hopefully we don’t have too long to wait for the aforementioned “new project” – hopefully they’ll find success in whatever they turn their hand to. 

You can listen to a couple of choice cuts from Alice Is Dead below and you can download the full EP for free via Bandcamp.

Introducing: The Alice Kona Band

Loud, lively and exciting are three words that best describe The Alice Kona Band, a 4-piece garage/punk band from Belfast.

These four lads from the banks of the Lagan channel a racey mix of 60′s garage, 50′s pop and gritty rock ‘n roll/punk. The Alice Kona Band already have a number of startlingly good EPs under their belt, which accumulates to a riotous collection of high energy songs. Whether it’s the spikey indie of ‘Bad Dreams’ or brash punk-rock-out of their latest single ‘Film’; their tunes are invariably rockin’, loud, punchy and yet endearingly melodic. 

Pretty compelling stuff and presumably a ferocious proposition live. They play presents at The Hard Rock Cafe, Dublin on the 29th of November but until then you can give the tracks below a spin and you’ll get the idea.