“First time I was at The Corner I was 16, now I’m up here playing. Crazy shit.” Exclaims Alex Lahey regarding the last leg of her Australian “I Love You Like A Brother” tour.
Kick starting the Tuesday show was hit single “Everyday’s The Weekend”, a melancholic fist pumper for the 20 something generation and an anthem for weekday warriors. “Fuck work!” Lahey chants, “everyday’s the weekend!” the crowd roars back.
Bouncing back to reminiscent tracks from B-Grade University; a Toyota Corolla-funded EP that sky-rocketed the Melbourne artist. “It’s all fucked”, the artist exclaimed as she pondered her year’s career - from “Melbourne random” turned renowned grimly cynical rockstar.
Treating the crowd to 2016’s infectious track, Ivy League, a song dedicated to “undergraduate arts degrees”, Lahey received a resonating full house reaction.
Her unparalleled “telling it how it is” style reverberated through and through and is what has her charted #15 in the Aria’s, as well as holding the #1 independent album of the week.
Inspiring youthful emotion in tracks “Awkward Exchange”, “I Want U” and “Backpack”, Lahey liberates every petty problematic millennial out of their misery. Just like the rollercoaster up’s and down’s of life, Lahey hits the nail on the head in “I Haven’t Been Taking Care of Myself”, not shy to admit that drunken behaviour and a few pounds has costed her lover’s admiration. Preaching the bummer’s life in “There’s No Money” as well as the political climate surrounding same-sex marriage in Australia, yearning “we can’t marry, even if we want to”. It is evident that Lahey is not only a renowned rockstar, but today’s socio-economic observer; challenging the norms of 20 somethings could very well be a running theme throughout her career.
While Alex Lahey is now set to embark on the international leg of her tour, she will be back home this December for a headlining show at the sold out Falls Festival, and we're pinning her as one of this years must-see sets.