INDIE DRAMA ROCK: How the band IRONCLAD ALIBI is making that a thing.

Formed in 2017, IronClad Alibi is from Des Moines, Iowa. At first blush, ICA appears to not only embrace their brand, but they also come off as an attractive setting for listeners who are wanting “something different”. But be warned, when treading into IronClad Alibi’s arsenal of dramatic rock, you are highly likely to “feel something”. At least, that is one of their goals when creating their music. IronClad Alibi consists of emotional powerhouse vocals, supported by tastefully selected instruments and their talented handlers. They aim to showcase their versatility through making each song its own planet. “We are not interested in being a band that, if you’ve heard one of our songs, then you’ve heard them all”, -Frontman, Rocky Supino.

ICA’s songs conceptualize relatable points of view, taking on and channeling different endeavors into lyrics that dare to tell these stories. The first single released by ICA, titled ‘Not the Hero’, tells the story of taking accountability for letting another person down. “Self-accountability is self-tough love. In my case, I wrote the lyrics to this song the night my teenage daughter moved to her mother’s house. My heart was breaking, and I knew this single decision would change her story forever. I was completely helpless at that time, I was Not the Hero, and although it wasn’t long before she moved back, this song captures that moment” -Frontman, Rocky Supino. It’s most certainly mentionable that this song is cleverly generous to interpretation for the listener.

‘Machine’ is IronClad Alibi’s latest released single, and is part of their upcoming album, titled ‘Plead the Fifth’, set to release later in 2019. ‘Machine’ asserts itself as a “take back your life” song, and captivates it’s audience with an eerie beginning, and continues to thoroughly haunt the aggressor that has single handedly stripped the humanity of the relating listener. This self-empowering song shows off ICA’s versatile musicality through seamless transitions in-and-out of refined changes, has a retro-like nod to classic rock, and is topped off with well delivered soul-stirring power vocals. When referring to this song’s point of view, Frontman Rocky Supino says, “This song was written about a dear friend that was in a horrific relationship. I watched as he was emotionally beat down and systematically ordered to serve his free-loading girlfriend in the name of love. 

As he carried his head lower and lower over time, I could see his tolerance fade as he shed his robotic tendencies toward her impositions. And with one swift shocking blow to her over-confident control issues, he left her and he took back his life.” Even more impressively, the unknowing subject of this song is the contributing guitarist on the track. Unbeknownst to guitarist, Todd Kint, this song was sculptured and framed around his own life undertaking, all while he effectually told his side of this story with his sinister riffs, and his guitar solo that cries for rescue and commands defeat. As ICA has carefully crafted their songs’ open perceptions, this one is available for your own misgivings from a relationship, or even fits nicely on your ‘take this job and shove it’ playlist.

Although IronClad Alibi is fairly new to the music scene, they have gained a respectable amount of exposure and response. Their music has been in rotation on several U.S. radio/internet/satellite outlets and have been granted notice from other countries as well. In reference to ‘Not the Hero’, Carsten Schaefer from Rautemusic Rock Station in Germany [translated live broadcast], “I can hear rock influences, a little metal, prog, Queen – and it’s all been mixed in a way which I’ve hardly ever heard before. This song is a real HYMN!...The band doesn’t (yet) have a recording contract, which considering the quality of this song is totally incomprehensible to me....It’s another example for this band not just being a rock band, but a band building monumental sonic palaces.”

On an additional interesting note, rumor has it that ICA drummer, Mark Timmerman, is an elementary school principle, and keyboardist, Melody Laake, is a church choir pianist. Is it even possible for this band to be any more down-to-earth and likable? It would be sound advice to check this band out. Stay tuned for their album, ‘Plead the Fifth’. Their single ‘Machine’ is currently available on most music/social media platforms. It’s only a matter of time before this band catapults into the spotlight.
Though the band was featured in recently released Lifoti's September 2019 issue 09, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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