Alex Lahey

Brooklyn Vegan Presents

Alex Lahey

Journalism, Gustaf Axel

Fri, March 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$12 advance / $14 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Alex Lahey
Alex Lahey
Alex Lahey hocked her beloved 1999 blue Corolla to pay for the recording of her debut EP.
 
 First single out of the boot was last year’s Air Mail, introducing the airwaves to the Melbourne-based rock artist knack for melodic, guitar-driven hooks.

Most recently Lahey has set the music industry abuzz with the insanely catchy You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me. From the attention-grabbing opening bars (those drums sound like an angry landlord thumping your front door on a Sunday morning), it flips the classic break-up line “it’s not you, it’s me” on its head.
 
 Upon release in March, YDTYLPLM was immediately added to rotation on triple j, started popping up on music blogs everywhere. It was then Pitchfork gave it Best New Track and got the rest of the world talking

Lahey live show has set the Australia media and fans buzzing. and 2017 will see her take that show internationally with UK and European Tour as well as showcasing at SXSW and a US tour. Couple that with her debut album bring on 2017 "This rules. Killer songwriting, hook filled chorus, plenty of punch in the delivery." – Zan Rowe, triple j

“The opening riff is a taut study in Room on Fire-era Strokes, and her writing lands somewhere between the charming specificity of Courtney Barnett and the soulful, emphatic delivery of fellow Aussie rockers Royal Headache.” – Jen Pelly, Associate Editor Pitchfork
Journalism
Journalism
Since forming in late 2013, Journalism have been carving a path in Brooklyn's DIY scene with their dynamic blend of post-punk and gazey alt-rock. On their 2016 debut album 'Faces,' (Dead Stare) Kegan Zema's vocals flow effortlessly over the band's driving rhythm section and intertwining guitar lines, which push and pull the listener through their world-weary anthems.

Following an East Coast tour and a series of local live appearances with the likes of Wild Nothing, No Joy, Honduras, and Surf Rock Is Dead, the band capped off a productive year with the release of their latest single "It Just Hits You / The Current." Chris Deville of Stereogum applauds, "[the songs] are vibrantly chiming guitar songs that paint bright melodies on a hard-charging alt-rock canvas. In the very best way, they feel like a relic from a different time."

2017 will see Journalism hit the road once again for an East Coast tour, whilst also continuing to solidify their place as Brooklyn indie rock mainstays. The band is currently putting pen to paper to compile their next body of work for release.
Gustaf Axel
Gustaf Axel
Swedish-born, Australian-raised, currently Brooklyn-based Gustaf Axel picked up his first guitar at age 6. The guitar hasn't left his grasp since.
Based out of Brooklyn, New York Axel performs regularly in the Lower East Side, Bushwick, Bed Stuy, and Williamsburg. Axel also fronts Australian band goodbyemotel, who have been touring the US, Japan and Australia over the past three years. His focus for the past twelve months however has been to find a new sound and develop as an artist and songwriter in his own right. Gustaf Axel's first release is due out later in 2017.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249