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Alcabean release new single ‘Bloody Pose’!

Posted Tue, 05 Dec 2017


"...a taut, energised piece of noise rock bluster..." - Clash


"...90s indie, pop and urgent rocky riffery." - Team Rock


For fans of... Silversun Pickups, Smashing Pumpkins, Drenge, Hum

Danish noise-rock four-piece Alcabean, make a welcome return with the release of their brand new single Bloody Pose, out now via We Are Suburban and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

The single premiered on Punktastic and is now available to stream via the band's Soundcloud page now.


The video for the single premiered on GAFFA and is now available to watch on Alcabean's YouTube channel.


Having already picked up support through the release of their 2016 EP Real Time Fiction, Alcabean are gearing up to unleash their fuzz-filled, feedback-laden sound on the UK public once again. Combining elements of 90’s alternative, indie-rock made popular by the likes of Silversun Pickups, Hum and The Smashing Pumpkins with a contemporary sound produced by bands such as Drenge and Wolf Alice, Alcabean straddle the line skilfully between melancholia and euphoria. A metronomic, expertly delivered drum beat is flanked by a thudding, driven baseline and accented beautifully by swirling, effected guitar tones, all neatly brought together by the emotive, atmospheric vocals of Victor Schack. Dealing with themes of growing up, Bloody Pose tackles the difficulties of our late teenage years and the struggle of dealing with increased expectations, identity confusion and how the constant search for acknowledgment sometimes makes you want to give up.

Alcabean were formed by two brothers, Victor (vocals, guitar) and Julius Schack (bass, vocals), who later added Lucas Olierook (drums) and Joachim Holmsgaard (guitar) to create the final four man line up. They immediately began to pick up support from within the music industry with the likes of Clash Magazine, Team Rock and Upset Magazine all praising the band with famed Rolling Stone journalist, David Fricke, playing Alcabean on his Sirius XM radio show.

Bloody Pose by Alcabean is out now via We Are Suburban and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

If you'd like to find out more about Alcabean or A Badge of Friendship's PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

John Alcabean’s debut EP Real Time Fiction out now!

Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2016




"...a taut, energised piece of noise rock bluster..."
- Clash



"...90's indie, pop and urgent rock riffery."
- Classic Rock



"...infectious, fiery, and visceral while infusing a 90s sentimentality."
- The Revue



For fans of... Drenge, Kagoule, Wolf Alice, Royal Blood


Riotous Danish three-piece John Alcabean have released their infectious debut EP Real Time Fiction via Tapetown Records, which you can download now via iTunes and stream on Spotify.

You can also stream the EP exclusively on The Revue who described the band as "...Denmark's best outfit...".

The video for the latest single Fire premiered on Upset and you can also watch it via the band's YouTube channel.



The audio premiered on Clash is available to stream on the band's Soundcloud page.



Both Fire and Need Comfort are explosive, no nonsense post-punk excellence, surrounded by electrifying guitar riffs and undeniably catchy melodies akin to the likes of Drenge and Royal Blood. Their debut EP Real Time Fiction is the result of the duo trying to find their sound for the debut as Victor Ryle Shack (lead singer & guitar) stated that from the beginning of the writing process that the band knew what sound they wanted to sound like and the aim was trying to accomplish this in the studio.

The title Real Time Fiction is about the reality of succeeding in something you once thought was fictional and how mind over matter can prevail. This came to be when Victor had a sudden realisation on the impact your thoughts have on your decisions and how they are almost working against your self development at times. Musically, their sound draws upon multiple influences from indie, pop, alt-rock to post-punk, creating a mix so contagious you will have them playing on repeat for days. Imagine a one-night stand between the music of the 90s and the 00s and John Alcabean is conceived.

Despite being relatively new to the live circuit, John Alcabean have already played Offspring Festival and Uhørt Festival as well as playing at a local carnival in front of three people - including two drunks and a handicapped man - who asked them to “sing him a lullaby”. John Alcabean are now ready to introduce the world to their incredible sound and take the rest of 2016 by storm.

John Alcabean’s debut EP Real Time Fiction is out now, and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

If you'd like more information on John Alcabean or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

John Alcabean share new video for ‘Fire’!

Posted Tue, 23 Aug 2016


"...a taut, energised piece of noise rock bluster..."
- Clash


For fans of... Drenge, Kagoule, Wolf Alice, Royal Blood

Riotous Danish three-piece John Alcabean have shared their brand new video for explosive single Fire, out now via Tapetown Records and available to buy on iTunes.

The video premiered on Upset Magazine and is also available to watch via John Alcabean's YouTube channel.


Lead singer Victor Ryle Shack explains “my roomie and creative soul Nanna Brunn is the creator of the video. She uses clips and films from her several trips to Iceland – it is basically Nanna and her friends hanging out and being adventurous in a lava field".

The single originally premiered on Clash and is also available to stream via the band's Soundcloud page now.


Fire is explosive, no nonsense post-punk excellence, surrounded by electrifying guitar riffs and undeniably catchy melodies akin to the likes of Drenge and Royal Blood. Upcoming EP Real Time Fiction is the result of the duo trying to find their sound for the debut as Victor Ryle Shack (vocals & guitar) stated that from the beginning of the writing process that the band knew what sound they wanted to sound like and the aim was trying to accomplish this in the studio.

The title Real Time Fiction is about the reality of succeeding in something you once thought was fictional and how mind over matter can prevail. This came to be when Victor had a sudden realisation on the impact your thoughts have on your decisions and how they are almost working against your self development at times. Musically, their sound draws upon multiple influences from indie, pop, alt-rock to post-punk, creating a mix so contagious you will have them playing on repeat for days. Imagine a one-night stand between the music of the 90s and the 00s and John Alcabean is conceived.

Despite being relatively new to the live circuit, John Alcabean have already played Offspring Festival and Uhørt Festival as well as playing at a local carnival in front of three people - including two drunks and a handicapped man - who asked them to “sing him a lullaby”. John Alcabean are now ready to introduce the world to their incredible sound and take the rest of 2016 by storm.

John Alcabean’s new single Fire is out now, and available to buy on iTunes. The band's EP Real Time Fiction is out on 2nd September 2016 via Tapetown Records.

If you'd like more information on John Alcabean or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

John Alcabean’s new single ‘Fire’ out now!

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2016


"...a taut, energised piece of noise rock bluster..."
- Clash


For fans of... Drenge, Kagoule, Wolf Alice, Royal Blood

Riotous Danish three-piece John Alcabean have released their explosive new single Fire via Tapetown Records, which you can download now via iTunes.

The track premiered on Clash and is also available to stream via the band's Soundcloud page.



You can also watch the video for John Alcabean's previous single Need Comfort via the band's YouTube channel.


Both Fire and Need Comfort are explosive, no nonsense post-punk excellence, surrounded by electrifying guitar riffs and undeniably catchy melodies akin to the likes of Drenge and Royal Blood. Upcoming EP Real Time Fiction is the result of the duo trying to find their sound for the debut as Victor Ryle Shack (lead singer & guitar) stated that from the beginning of the writing process that the band knew what sound they wanted to sound like and the aim was trying to accomplish this in the studio.

The title Real Time Fiction is about the reality of succeeding in something you once thought was fictional and how mind over matter can prevail. This came to be when Victor had a sudden realisation on the impact your thoughts have on your decisions and how they are almost working against your self development at times. Musically, their sound draws upon multiple influences from indie, pop, alt-rock to post-punk, creating a mix so contagious you will have them playing on repeat for days. Imagine a one-night stand between the music of the 90s and the 00s and John Alcabean is conceived.

Despite being relatively new to the live circuit, John Alcabean have already played Offspring Festival and Uhørt Festival as well as playing at a local carnival in front of three people - including two drunks and a handicapped man - who asked them to “sing him a lullaby”. John Alcabean are now ready to introduce the world to their incredible sound and take the rest of 2016 by storm.

John Alcabean’s new single Fire is out now, and available to buy on iTunes. The band's EP Real Time Fiction is out on 2nd September 2016.

If you'd like more information on John Alcabean or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

John Alcabean announces new single ‘Fire’!

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2016



"...a taut, energised piece of noise rock bluster..."
- Clash



For fans of... Drenge, Kagoule, Wolf Alice, Royal Blood


Riotous Danish three-piece John Alcabean announce explosive new single Fire out on 12th August 2016 via Tapetown Records.

The track premiered on Clash and is also available to stream via the band's Soundcloud page.



You can also watch the video for John Alcabean's previous single Need Comfort via the band's YouTube channel.



Need Comfort and upcoming single Fire are both explosive, no nonsense post-punk excellence, surrounded by electrifying guitar riffs and undeniably catchy melodies akin to the likes of Drenge and Royal Blood. Real Time Fiction is the result of the duo trying to find their sound for the debut as Victor Ryle Shack (lead singer & guitar) stated that from the beginning of the writing process that the band knew what sound they wanted to sound like and the aim was trying to accomplish this in the studio.

The title Real Time Fiction is about the reality of succeeding in something you once thought was fictional and how mind over matter can prevail. This came to be when Victor had a sudden realisation on the impact your thoughts have on your decisions and how they are almost working against your self development at times. Musically, their sound draws upon multiple influences from indie, pop, alt-rock to post-punk, creating a mix so contagious you will have them playing on repeat for days. Imagine a one-night stand between the music of the 90s and the 00s and John Alcabean is conceived.

Despite being relatively new to the live circuit, John Alcabean have already played Offspring Festival and Uhørt Festival as well as playing at a local carnival in front of three people - including two drunks and a handicapped man - who asked them to “sing him a lullaby”. John Alcabean are now ready to introduce the world to their incredible sound and take the rest of 2016 by storm.

John Alcabean’s Fire is out on 12th August 2016 and the EP Real Time Fiction is out on 2nd September 2016 both via Tapetown Records.

If you'd like more information on John Alcabean or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Introducing… John Alcabean!

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2016


For fans of... Drenge, Kagoule, Wolf Alice, Royal Blood

Danish post-punk trio John Alcabean create melodic melancholy in the noisiest fashion on their debut EP Real Time Fiction, out on 2nd September 2016 via Tapetown Records.

You can stream the previous single Need Comfort now via the band's Soundcloud page.


You can also watch the video via the band's YouTube channel.


Need Comfort and upcoming single Fire are both explosive, no nonsense post-punk excellence, surrounded by electrifying guitar riffs and undeniably catchy melodies akin to the likes of Drenge and Royal Blood. Real Time Fiction is the result of the duo trying to find their sound for the debut as Victor Ryle Shack (lead singer & guitar) stated that, from the beginning of the writing process, the band knew what they wanted to sound like and the aim was trying to accomplish this in the studio.

The title Real Time Fiction is about the reality of succeeding in something you once thought was fictional and how mind over matter can prevail. This came to be when Victor had a sudden realisation of the impact your thoughts have on your decisions and how they are almost working against your self development at times. Musically, their sound draws upon multiple influences from indie, pop, alt-rock to post-punk, creating a mix so contagious you will have them playing on repeat for days. Imagine a one-night stand between the music of the 90s and the 00s and John Alcabean is conceived.

Despite being relatively new to the live circuit, John Alcabean have already played Offspring Festival and Uhørt Festival as well as playing at a local carnival in front of three people - including two drunks and a handicapped man - who asked them to “sing him a lullaby”. John Alcabean are now ready to introduce the world to their incredible sound and take the rest of 2016 by storm.

John Alcabean’s EP Real Time Fiction is out on 2nd September 2016 via Tapetown Records.

If you'd like more information on John Alcabean or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.