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Alex Lahey is hitting the road: "I'm really excited"

Alex Lahey has landed in Europe for her new tour.
Published: 2:30 pm, March 20, 2018
Alex Lahey is hitting the road: "I'm really excited"
Alex Lahey’s debut album ‘I Love You Like A Brother’ is ridiculously good, and she’s bringing it to the UK this March for a Dork Live! tour (which will also be ridiculously good, FYI).

Kicking off in Brussels today (20th March), she'll visit in Utrecht, London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Belfast before finishing up in Dublin on 1st April.

Hey Alex, how’s it going? What’ve you been up to since the album release?
Hey! I’m going really well, thank you. Since my record came out last October, I spent quite a bit of time on the road up until Christmas and am now on the tail end of a break from touring which has seen me writing my next record and spending time between Melbourne and Sydney.

How have you found the reaction to ‘I Love You Like A Brother’?
Extremely humbling and motivating. It has been so cool to watch this record and the songs within take on lives of their own - far beyond the bedroom in my mother’s house in which they were written. It just inspires me to get back into the process of making another one. I’m hooked!

Has the record opened any new doors for you?
I think by default, having more songs out in the world for people to listen to translates to having more people listening to my music, which has resulted in some really enthusiastic crowds and great shows, which is awesome.

Are there any songs from it you particularly enjoy playing live?
Definitely, the songs that weren’t part of the live set until the album came out - 'Awkward Exchange', 'Backpack' and 'I Love You Like A Brother' come to mind.

Have you spent much time touring the UK before?
This will be my third time touring the UK and my band, and I love coming back to play shows here. The first time the AL show ever left Australia was to tour with Tegan and Sara through the UK, so I think this part of the world will always hold a special place in my heart for that reason.

Are there any places on this upcoming run that you’re especially looking forward to visiting?
I’m really excited to go back to Dublin and heading to Belfast for the first time because the Irish are the loudest crowds I’ve ever encountered.

Do you indulge in any touristy activities when you travel?
If the tour is a quick one, absolutely! But when you really have to pace yourself because you’re on the road for ten weeks in a van trying to get enough sleep and keep fit, you tend to want to take it super easy when you have that rare moment of being able to sit still or catch a snooze.

What else have you got coming up over the summer?
Some touring through Australia, including a coastal run which is very quintessentially summer! Also lots of writing, enjoying time with my friends and family, and overhauling my pedal board like the nerd that I am.

Taken from the April issue of Dork - order a copy or subscribe below. Pick up tickets for Alex Lahey's tour here.

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