“ALYX KNIGHT’s music swarms with inventive tendencies, jam-packed full of life, and energy. Their single ‘Say Hello’ has catchy indie stylings and features production with such a comforting new, but retro vibe.”
– The Argonaut
“ALYX KNIGHT creates the kind of propulsive, atmospheric electro pop soundscapes that will appeal to both the club kids looking for some fun and the starry-eyed romantics looking for love on the dance floor. ”
– Canstar News
Cease & Desist. A letter based on these words could cause frustration, even fear in just about anyone. When that “anyone” is Canadian band ALYX KNIGHT, it fueled the musical fire more than anything else.
Two years into the life of the project, the band received said letter from an individual claiming use of their (now) former band name. With a large number of critically acclaimed shows and an already solid fanbase sticking around no matter what the band was called, it.was.ON. The foursome sprang forth with their tongues firmly planted in one cheek, one giant middle finger in the air and, inspired by the birth name of the letter’s author, played the same-name-game. Thus, a brand-new ALYX KNIGHT was born.
With their signature, upbeat mesh of synths and anthemic melodies displayed on their 2013 self-titled EP (produced by Grammy-nominated Zach Heiligman, Foster The People), Alyx Knight caught the ears of U.S. Universal Music Publishing Group, who signed the group shortly after its original inception.
Encouraged by the early interest of the industry, the band hit the road gracing stages at South By South West, North By North East and Canadian Music Week as well as dates at Los Angeles’ Viper Room, Hemingway’s and The Satellite.
Cut from the same colourful cloth as upbeat indie pop contemporaries like Passion Pit, Foster The People and St. Lucia, Alyx Knight have completed their debut full-length album Physical Memory; an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent electro-pop. The 8-track album showcases the band’s talents in writing both big bangers and heartfelt tunes all of which manage to sound fresh, yet still comfortable like your favourite records.
“The music and the lyrics came out over a longer period of time since we were travelling quite a bit. Sometimes the nature of recording over a period of time can lead to things sounding disjointed, but we really believe the record has feeling of continuity. It captured a moment in time; it is ‘Physical Memory’ for us. We ended up inadvertently creating themes that we didn’t even realize were there until we stepped back and listened to the body of work for the first time. It was powerful.” – Lead Singer, Matt Worobec