Alex Carapetis pictured in NYC.
|Birth name||Alex Carapetis|
|Also known as||Young Pirate|
|Born||27 April 1982|
|Years active||2004 - present|
|Associated acts||Julian Casablancas + The Voidz
Nine Inch Nails
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. His father is a Greek Cypriot and his mother is an Australian national.
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. 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 Lewis and the Licks.
|2002||Emmanuel Carella as support for Christina Aguilera||AUS|
|2002 - 2004||Jimmy Barnes||AUS, NZ, ASIA|
|2004 - 2005||Delta Goodrem||AUS|
|2005||Nine Inch Nails||US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina|
|2006||Juliette Lewis and the Licks||US, Europe|
|2007||J*Davey as support for Prince||US|
|2009||Perry Farrell||US, Live at Lollapalooza|
|2010 - 2011||Alex Boyd||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|
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz
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, 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. In 2015, the band will continue to work on new music and tour, having already confirmed dates in Barcelona 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 and Diesel.
- Murray, Nick. "Hear Julian Casablancas + the Voidz' Wonderfully Bizarre New LP 'Tyranny Rolling Stone , 19 September 2014.
- Harris, Chris. 'Nine Inch Nails Recruit Replacement Drummer' MTV , 10 October 2005.
- 'New Drummer Joins Nine Inch Nails' Billboard , 10 October 2005.
- Perry, Kevin EG. 'Julian Casablancas+The Voidz - Tyranny - Review' NME Magazine , 13, October 2014.
- Pelly, Jen. 'Julian Casablancas+The Voidz Expand Tour' Pitchfork , 14 July 2014.
- Carley, Brennan. 'Primavera Sound 2015 Line Up Announced' Spin 21 January 2015.
- Webb, Beth. Julian Casablancas+The Voidz House of Vans Review Telegraph , 9 December 2014.