Alligator Baby closed out the Southern Ontario leg of their album launch tour with a show at Hamilton venue The Pearl Company. The Montreal-based band recently released The Cool Side of the Pillow, their debut full-length album, and have been promoting it locally as well as on the road.
The band played well received shows in Toronto at the Cameron House and the Tranzac prior to traveling to Hamilton, bringing their pop-melody infused rock sound to the GTA. Playing alongside local bands such as The Fox and the Moon, Erika Werry and the Alphabet, Blood of the Fallen, The Real, Whiskey Epiphany and Amber, Alligator Baby entertained audiences with their catchy tunes like Sweet n’ Sour Slant, my personal favourite off the record.
Lead singer and songwriter/guitarist Olivia Balanga-Santos has a vocal range and quality that allows her to sing softly and gracefully in songs like Jon and the Mysterious Cloud and also turn up the voltage and belt out melodies in songs like Calling Confidence. The strong vocal lines and song structures are backed by Gary Sifoni, Joe Lamantia and Marc Vachon on drums.
They are currently filming a new music video. Until its completion, check out Sweet n’ Sour Slant and listen to the groovy ska vibe in the middle: