Alloy are a high-voltage alternative-rap duo poised to take the scené by storm in 2018. Their debut single ‘No Cure’ is out now.
Taking cues from artists as diverse as The Prodigy, The Clash, Sticky Fingaz and Top Cat, Alloy’s latest single is a lethal dose of lyrical extremism that merges the grit and swagger of grime and hip-hop with the electric energy of hardcore rave.
“No Cure” is a raucous exhibition of the pair’s raw ambition, acting as a bold statement of intent for this unapologetic duo. Inspired by “the aggression and compulsion to ignore boundaries” that the pair witnessed in their community growing up, the lyrics are based on a gruesome story that involves armed robbery, blackmail, and murder.
Though a newly formed group, Alloy’s members are no strangers to the music scene, having previously worked with the legendary DJ Fresh, Deekline & Ed Solo. Shack has been heavily involved in UK hip-hop and rap since the 90’s, scoring a coveted ‘Track of the Day’ feature on Radio 1Xtra in 2016 with group The Bakery Boys, while Ivory has made a name for himself as a talented DJ and MC, regularly tearing up club nights and festival stages worldwide.
Built around a beat that combines cut-n-paste samples, savage guitar and distorted synths, “No Cure” features the pinpoint flows and authoritative rhymes of group members Shack and Ivory. This incendiary new single acts as a mission statement for the pair, hitting like a ton of bricks. Not one for the easily offended, the track offers a gritty insight into the lives of these two cocksure personalities, sending out a warning shot to the world: they’re coming.
“No Cure” is the duo’s debut single, taken from upcoming debut album “Freebass”.