Alex Lahey

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Alex Lahey
Alex Lahey, Feierwerk Munich, 2017
Background information
Born (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 26)
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop
Labels Dead Oceans
Associated acts Animaux

Alex Lahey is an Australian singer-songwriter from Melbourne.

In 2016, Lahey won the Josh Pyke Partnership. Her track "You Don't Think You Like People Like Me" received Pitchfork's Best New Track Award[1] and was featured in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2016. Lahey subsequently also won a Triple J Unearthed prize, leading to a slot to perform at Splendour in the Grass and a nomination for a J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year. Lahey's EP B-Grade University was then released later that year.[2]

In January 2017, Lahey signed to Dead Oceans Records which re-released her B-Grade University EP.[3] By October 6, 2017, she was able to release her debut album, I Love You Like a Brother, through her own independent label, Nicky Boy Records.[4] The album ended up in several year-end albums-of-the-year lists, including those by Bandcamp Daily,[5] Noisey,[6] the Sydney Morning Herald,[7] Under the Radar, BrooklyVegan, and[8] Spin Magazine would also cite the album as one of the magazine's 13 "Favorite Overlooked Albums of 2017".[9] After touring Australia through October 2017, Lahey then took her live show worldwide in performances set across the US and Europe between December 8, 2017 and April, 2018.[10]




  • B-Grade University (2016)


  1. ^ Annabel Ross (22 June 2016). "Blast-off for local singer-songwriter Alex Lahey". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Danielle McGrane (20 September 2016). "Alex Lahey gave it all up for a song". Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Alex Lahey Signs to Dead Oceans". 30 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Instagram post by Alex Lahey • Oct 16, 2017 at 7:06am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Bandcamp Daily's Best Albums of 2017". Album of The Year. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Noisey's 100 Best Albums of 2017". Album of The Year. Retrieved 2017-12-14. 
  7. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald's Top 20 Albums of 2017". Album of The Year. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Alex Lahey - I Love You Like a Brother - Critic Lists". Album of The Year. Retrieved 2018-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Spin's Favorite Overlooked Albums of 2017". Spin. 2017-12-06. Retrieved 2017-12-14. 
  10. ^ "Alex Lahey | Touring". Retrieved 2017-10-22. 
  11. ^ Mack, Emmy (26 July 2017). "Alex Lahey Announces National Tour For Debut Album 'I Love You Like A Brother'". Music Feeds. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.