10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

We’ve been anticipating I Love You Like a Brother since the Melbourne singer/songwriter’s 2016 B-Grade University EP. Her style of rumbling indie pop, combined with clever turns of phrase and glass-half-empty outlook, is irresistible and addictive. The opening trio kicks like a mule: “Every Day’s the Weekend,” “I Love You Like a Brother,” and “Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder” are clattering and cleansing indie perfection. Lahey expands her sound palette on “Let’s Call It a Day” and “Awkward Exchange,” but retains the catchy “woah-ohs” and lines like, “Who knew this turnaround would be so quick/But I figured it out/You’re just a bit of a dick.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

We’ve been anticipating I Love You Like a Brother since the Melbourne singer/songwriter’s 2016 B-Grade University EP. Her style of rumbling indie pop, combined with clever turns of phrase and glass-half-empty outlook, is irresistible and addictive. The opening trio kicks like a mule: “Every Day’s the Weekend,” “I Love You Like a Brother,” and “Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder” are clattering and cleansing indie perfection. Lahey expands her sound palette on “Let’s Call It a Day” and “Awkward Exchange,” but retains the catchy “woah-ohs” and lines like, “Who knew this turnaround would be so quick/But I figured it out/You’re just a bit of a dick.”

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About Alex Lahey

An Australian singer/songwriter with a sardonic streak and a flair for crafting melodically charged and relatable pop-punk anti-anthems, Melbourne-based Alex Lahey cites a wide array of artists as influences, including the Killers, Paramore, Dolly Parton, and Bruce Springsteen. Her 2016 debut EP, B-Grade University, caught the ears of Aussie radio giant Triple J and Tegan and Sara, the latter of whom brought her on tour with them. The following year saw Lahey ink a deal with Dead Oceans and release her first full-length outing, I Love You Like a Brother. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Melbourne, Australia

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