Alex Vivian is Always, a confronting and brutal former boy genius.
Although his performances have become more abstract in recent years, at the time of 2006 Chapter release Cruising + Gross Odour, Always was known for his menacing acapella solo performances.
These included dancing and displays of flesh whilst singing songs about fast food, booty-gobbling and Bear Pride, accompanied by shakers, clapping, tape loops, delay pedals and assorted other knick-knacks.
Always went on to release the album F.I.S.T. on Nervous Jerk in 2007, and has recently returned to recording, with another 7" EP Cartoons + Television (Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday) released in 2013.