Calling themselves "Alligators," these five charming gentlemen have already hit it big with their name. Alligators (the animals), are large reptiles that have a peculiar mystique surrounding their existence. Well, so do these guys. Where do they come from? When you think about Kitsap county and "the other side of puget sound," not much comes to mind but small towns and the naval shipyard. All the members, hailing from the greater Bremerton area, have had a long career in the local music scene and all played in some of the area's most widely known and accomplished bands like time to fly, map of june, and arper. Talent is not in question; most of these guys have been professionally trained in music and they all convey their knowledge of songwriting in each piece they compose. With the apathetic and bland music that plagues radio stations and music venues today, it's only a matter of time before Alligators' brand of thought-out and innovative music breaks free to reach listeners everywhere. They take influence from many of the greats and hints of Radiohead, the Beach Boys, and the Zombies can be heard in their songs. While they don't stick with one narrow style of music, their sound can be described as very creative, high-energy, precise pop laced with beautiful harmonies and clever arrangements. Each element of the band is interesting; from the tight pulses that the bass and drums provide, to the guitar-synthesizer relationship during the always-stylish vocal melodies. Alligators have recently released a full-length album titled "Piggy & Cups." It was recorded at Jason McGerr's (Death Cab for Cutie) Two Sticks Audio in Seattle and in the comfort of Alligators' own home. Drummer Kit Arper started up Applehouse records to release Piggy & Cups in October of 2008. With everything in place, the band plans to tour in the spring and summer as much as possible. In the meantime they'll be establishing themselves locally. Alligators will be pushing their album at shows, but it can also be purchased online at sites like iTunes, CDbaby, amazon, emusic, etc.