We Are Alpha COp


Raleigh, NC

Vocals, Guitar / Corbie
Bass / Channing
Drums / Brian
Violin / Kari



Don't ask anyone in Alpha Cop what kind of music they play. They won't have an answer.

Brian J. Donohoe’s counterintuitive drumming is rich with jazz fusion flavors - electric Miles, he always says, is his jam. Violinist Kari Azure is a violin-maker and restorer by trade, though her four strings pass through an array of tone-mangling effects pedals and a cranked Fender amp that would make a noise-rock guitarist drool. Bassist Channing Azure’s multifaceted bass-work blurs the line between rhythm and melody. Steeped in crushingly heavy post-hardcore and spacious, though equally crushing post-rock. Guitarist Corbie Hill skews pensive and dense, his lyrics tending mournful and autobiographical.

But don't ask them what they do with that toolkit. They're not a metal band, though they're pretty heavy and loud for the indie scene; they're not a prog band, though they're too restless to follow the same song structure twice; they're not a post-rock band or a noise band, either, though there are instrumental passages and extended drones aplenty. While there are elements of all those things, they're mainly a group of musical explorers, creating art they find fascinating - and ruthlessly discarding or rewriting their own material if it starts to bore them.

If you wanna listen, they're happy to share. No pressure. 



Drop us a line.

We'd love to hear what you think.

For bookings, message us here or email us at

alphacopnc @

Name *