Alex Lahey

A.B. Original and Flume emerge as frontrunner nominees of the 2017 AIR Awards

May 31, 2017

The¬†2017 AIR Awards have been announced this morning, as the countdown to one of the key events on the Australian music calendar officially kicks off. For the first time, the awards themselves move from Melbourne to Adelaide, taking place at the historic Queen’s Theatre on July 27th. The nominees are wide ranging this year, with […]

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Jack River reveals ‘ELECTRIC LADY’ two-date bill featuring Alex Lahey, Bec Sandridge & more

April 11, 2017

Hello, yes? We’d like to report that possibly our favourite local line up so far has just been dropped. The perpetrator? One¬†Jack River. “Following the huge surge of electricity emitted by and for women last year in the worlds of music, politics and culture, I had to make something that reflected the times to me.” […]

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Eleven SXSW performances that proved that women in music are dangerously underestimated

March 23, 2017

When it came to the trends of SXSW 2017, there was a lot of take note of. Firstly, there were the hordes of concerts that championed nostalgia (Hanson, Weezer, Smash Mouth etc.). Then there was (what felt like) the larger-than-ever focus on hip-hop (T.I., Gucci Mane, Vince Staples, Wu Tang etc.); something that has been […]

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From Aldous Harding to Middle Kids: 17 artists we’re watching at SXSW 2017

March 10, 2017

It‚Äôs SXSW time again and as Austin gears up for the influx of thousands upon thousands of people from all over the world ready to call the Texan city home until March 19th, we‚Äôve got our sights firmly planted on the global music program that has once again, pulled together hundreds of artists primed for […]

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Sounds Australia reveals four massive showcases in Austin for SXSW 2017

March 3, 2017

The¬†Sounds Australia crew have come out guns blazing for their annual line up of showcase events for¬†SXSW this year. Always renowned for their curation of stellar emerging and established Australian talent at events the world over, this SXSW foray is not to be missed if you’re soon to be Austin-bound. The massive four showcases include […]

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Alex Lahey scores international deal with Dead Oceans

February 1, 2017

Get em,¬†Lahey. Because 2016 wasn’t big enough for the Melbourne songwriter,¬†Alex¬†has gone and upped things another level as we enter the second month of the New Year by announcing a major international deal with¬†Dead Oceans. For all territories outside Australia, the label (part of¬†Secretly Group) has positioned Lahey on an artist roster alongside the likes […]

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The Jezabels, Oliver Tank, Alex Lahey & more for Secret Garden 2017

December 14, 2016

Secret Garden has long held a soft spot in the hearts of many Australian music lovers and it’s no reason why. Held in a gorgeous part of NSW over two days, the festival sells out before the line up even gets announced, such is their stellar reputation. Don your fancy dress and get ready for […]

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2016 AU Awards: A look at the nominees for ‘Female Artist of the Year’

December 13, 2016

Yesterday, we brought you an extra little look at the AU Award nominees for Male Artist of the Year – a reflective on how those six artists have flown on our radar through the year and why they’ve been nominated. Today, the focus turns to the ladies as we take a peek at the 2016’s […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been¬†all¬†about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Zan Rowe opens up on her time with triple j and the longevity of radio

November 28, 2016

How do I even introduce Zan Rowe to those who aren‚Äôt familiar with her (how!?), where do I begin? She has been a friend to many over her years at triple j, introducing so many amazing artists to so many people, guiding us to new areas in our musical tastes, and helping everyone start the […]

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The Jezabels and Alex Lahey team up for Urban Spread Summer Series

November 24, 2016

Following on from killer music series’ featuring the likes of The Rubens, Dead Letter Circus and DZ Deathrays, Urban Spread are kicking it this summer with¬†The Jezabels¬†and¬†Alex Lahey. Over three shows, these two acts will be bringing the shows the rest of the country has been vibing with throughout 2016 to the stage next January. […]

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Review: Victoria’s best celebrated at The Age Music Victoria Awards

November 21, 2016

The dimly lit underground haunt of 170 Russell was packed with the best and brightest of Victorian music,¬† gathering for The Age Music Victoria¬†Awards and after party! Certain awards were decided by popular vote: the choice of the punters, after all, being the deciding factor in the success of artists. The air was jubilant, and […]

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Festival Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (19.11.16)

November 21, 2016

Returning once more to the future CBD of Sydney, The Plot made its presence felt in the Western Suburbs, as the punters got amongst it, and in the process managed to sell out the all-Australian, Parramatta based festival. Having attended last year, if I were a betting man I‚Äôd have put money on the festival […]

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Julia Jacklin, The Avalanches, Big Scary among J Award nominees for 2016

November 2, 2016

It’s November, which means that for triple j, it’s officially Australian Music Month – dedicated to celebrating homegrown music and the artists who have been emerging, thriving and consistently nailing it throughout the year! This morning, the annual¬†J Awards were announced, returning for its 12th year. The awards recognise breakthrough artists, some incredible albums and […]

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Paul Dempsey & Alex Lahey to jump on for The Tram Jam this Melbourne Music Week

October 21, 2016

Two beloved names of the current Melbourne music scene have come onboard for the¬†Tram Sessions‘ lineup as part of¬†Melbourne Music Week this November. Both¬†Paul Dempsey¬†and¬†Alex Lahey will be part of ‘Tram Jam 2016’ – an event that has seen the non-for-profit music series partner with Qantas this year. With both Dempsey and Lahey having toured […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the¬†National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of June 2016

October 6, 2016

Picking up where we left off recently, our¬†ICYMI series takes a look at the month of June and our favourite music videos released during the month; heading into the second half of 2016, we had the likes of¬†The Delta Riggs,¬†Cane Hill,¬†Allan Smithy,¬†Alex Lahey¬†and¬†Vera Blue all come through with some impressive visuals, while¬†the likes of¬†The Strokes¬†and¬†FEUDS […]

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Live Review: Stonecutters (Night #1) Queens Theatre, Adelaide (16.09.16)

September 20, 2016

Adelaide‚Äôs hard rocking mini festival Stonecutters returned for its second year, boasting a colossal line-up of the loudest and loosest bands going around. Held over two days in Adelaide‚Äôs Queen’s Theatre, the gathering doubled in size since its last romp, playing host to local, national and international bands. Local lads Larsen kicked off night one, […]

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Dune Rats, The Bennies, Alex Lahey…hit ‘play’ & plan for the Stonecutters two-dayer in Adelaide!

September 14, 2016

Okay, so last year, the crew at 5/4 Entertainment threw one hell of a party within the hallowed¬†walls of the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide. It was raucous, featuring some amazing local rock and punk talent and it was quite obvious that it was setting a high bar for any similar event to follow. This weekend, […]

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Alex Lahey on BIGSOUND, SXSW & making new music off the back of B-Grade University!

September 13, 2016

Alex Lahey went into BIGSOUND this year as one of the festival’s most talked about artists and¬†came away from it as one of the acts people continued to buzz about. Understandably, the hype is justified – after her¬†B-Grade University EP brought her widespread acclaim, not to mention shows around the country and Splendour in recent […]

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Editor’s Wrap: Sose delivers her thoughts on BIGSOUND 2016

September 11, 2016

Oh,¬†BIGSOUND. You’ve done it again. Returning to Brisbane for my second time at the conference/music festival in 2016, I approached the trip with a list of my own personal non-negotiable, must-see artists, some recommendations from friends and a steely determination to not burn out too hard on the first night. That steely determination lasted until […]

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Alex Lahey, Vera Blue, Oscar Key Sung & more feature on first artist reveal for SXSW 2017

September 7, 2016

The first names for¬†SXSW Music have been unveiled this morning, with a solid number of Australians included in this initial artist release. Along with confirmed keynote speaker¬†Lee¬†Daniels¬†(Empire), some impressive speakers have been announced too, making for an eclectic and entertaining program for another year. Featured on the first artist announce today are the likes of¬†Vera […]

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Watch a bunch of great Aussie bands recommend records from 2015 you need to listen to

September 6, 2016

There was so much great music released in 2015. But now, 9 months into 2016, it’s easy to forget some of what might have come before us. So, we’re looking back at what a bunch of Aussie bands rated amongst their favourite albums and songs of 2015. Did you listen to all of them? Featured […]

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Nine artists I’m not going to miss at BIGSOUND – and neither should you!

September 6, 2016

Well, I’m just about to jump on a plane up to BIGSOUND, and many of you probably are as well. So while your editor-in-chief Sosefina delivered her comprehensive nine picks earlier in the week, today I’m going to assume you’re as time poor as I am and just cut to the chase. Here are the […]

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Alex Lahey continues to kick goals; signs with US booking agency APA!

September 5, 2016

Another day, another win for¬†Alex Lahey. Currently on the road with debut EP¬†B-Grade University, Lahey has also started her journey toward international success with today’s announcement of her signing with US booking agency,¬†APA! Joining a diverse roster of artist boasting¬†the likes of Modest Mouse through to Dolly Parton, Lahey has fallen into some solid company. […]

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Review: Brisbane’s The John Steel Singers say goodbye to Sydney in career-spanning set at the Newtown Social Club

August 29, 2016

Friday night marked Brisbane group The John Steel Singers‘ final ever show in Sydney, following the band’s decision to turn their latest tour – celebrating the release of their new LP¬†Midnight At The Plutonium – into something of a farewell jaunt. It was a move that shocked fans, but one that ensure they came out […]

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Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, The Belligerents, Tash Sultana and more for The Plot 2016!

August 24, 2016

THE PLOT¬†is back for another year, continuing to gain speed as one of the east coast’s best festivals for both emerging talent and some of our favourites. Returning to Parramatta for its third year in 2016, THE PLOT has got a slick little line up raring to go; from indie to hip hop and raucous […]

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Alex Lahey to take B-Grade University on the road through September & October!

August 10, 2016

To follow on from her recent signing deal with Native Tongue Music Publishing,¬†Alex Lahey¬†has announced her debut headline tour for September and October! Already slated to play BIGSOUND and Adelaide’s Stonecutters Festival in September, Lahey will be hitting venues with her EP¬†B-Grade University¬†in Victoria and NSW while also appearing at Rottofest in WA. A huge […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley¬†has¬†revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with¬†Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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Alex Lahey signs worldwide publishing deal with Native Tongue!

August 4, 2016

Times are only getting sweeter for¬†Alex Lahey. First, she dominated her set at¬†Splendour in the Grass. Then, she released her debut EP¬†B-Grade University last week to a huge amount of love and praise. Now? Now, the Melbourne musician celebrates a freshly-inked worldwide publishing deal with¬†Native Tongue Music Publishing (home to artists including¬†APES,¬†The Snowdroppers,¬†Gin Wigmore, Marlon […]

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