Alex Carapetis

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Alex Carapetis
Alex Carapetis pictured in NYC.
Alex Carapetis pictured in NYC.
Background information
Birth nameAlex Carapetis
Also known asYoung Pirate
Born (1982-04-27) 27 April 1982 (age 38)
OriginAdelaide, Australia
InstrumentsDrums, bass guitar
Years active2004 – present
LabelsCult Records
Associated actsThe Voidz
Nine Inch Nails

Alex Carapetis (born 27 April 1982)[citation needed] is a professional drummer and former member of Wolfmother and The Voidz.[1] Alex currently resides in Los Angeles.

Early life[edit]

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Alex studied jazz at the Elder Conservatorium in 2000 before moving to Sydney to further his music career. He finally relocated to the US in 2005 at the age of 23.



In October 2005, Trent Reznor hired Carapetis to be the touring drummer for Nine Inch Nails on their With Teeth World Tour alongside openers Queens of the Stone Age and Autolux.[2] In 2006, Alex toured as a drummer with Phoenix on their 'It's Never Been Like That' tour through the US and Europe and finished the year touring with Juliette and the Licks.

Year Artist Region
2002 Emmanuel Carella as support for Christina Aguilera AUS
2002–2004 Jimmy Barnes AUS, NZ, ASIA
2003 Jade Macrae AUS
2004–2005 Delta Goodrem AUS
2005 Amel Larrieux US
2005 Nine Inch Nails US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina
2005 Saul Williams US
2006 Phoenix US, Europe
2006 Juliette and the Licks US, Europe
2007 J*Davey as support for Prince US
2007 Elliot Yamin US
2007 Admiral Freebee US
2008 Mica Paris Europe
2008 Kelis Europe
2009 Perry Farrell US, Live at Lollapalooza
2009 Julian Casablancas World
2010 LP US
2010 Kesha Europe
2010–2011 Alex Boyd US
2011 Beardo US
2011–2012 Vicky Cryer US
2012 Mr. Little Jeans US
2013 The Dead Daisies US, AUS
2014 Andy Rourke (of The Smiths) US
2014 Julian Casablancas+The Voidz World
2016 Wolfmother US, Europe
2018 The Voidz World

Studio Work[edit]

Alex has worked on various studio recordings with notable artists such as Sky Ferreira, Noah and the Whale, Passion Pit, Robbie Williams and Lenny Kravitz.[3]

Julian Casablancas+The Voidz[edit]

After touring extensively with Julian Casablancas in 2009, Alex once again joined forces with The Strokes frontman on his new project, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz. The band, also composed of Jeramy "Beardo" Gritter (guitar), Amir Yaghmai (guitar), Jacob "Jake" Bercovici (bass guitar, synthesizers) and Jeff Kite (keys), began recording in 2013 in New York City in a DIY studio above Strand Book Store. They completed their first record, Tyranny, in 2014 and released it worldwide on September 23, 2014 to favorable reviews and press, including a covers of NME Magazine,[4] Plugged and Alt-Citizen and TV appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Le Grand Journal. Carapetis is credited as a songwriter on 'Human Sadness,' the second single off of Tyranny. The band toured extensively throughout late 2014, including stops in the US, South America and Europe.[5] In 2015, the band will continue to work on new music and tour, having already confirmed dates in Barcelona[6] and Paris.


In 2015, Alex began further work on an as-yet-to-be-titled solo project, performing under the name Young Pirate. He is currently working on his first solo EP which will feature original compositions and key guest vocalists and rappers.


Carapetis is currently endorsed by US brands SUPRA shoes, KR3W Denim and Wildfox. He has previously worked with Vans[7] and Diesel.


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