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B​-​Grade University

by Alex Lahey

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RedChicken I think this is one of her best albums. Expressiveness mixed with some of the catchiest tunes.
A solid 5 outta 5 :O Favorite track: You Don't Think You Like People Like Me.
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Gordon Frisbie Solid. Let’s stay home and play drums tonight. After doing all that other stuff. Rocks. Favorite track: Let's Go Out.
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Art Fin In 2017 this Melbourne rocking singer-songwriter was signed by Dead Oceans (Japanese Breakfast, Mitski) and is working on a new release in 2017. Besides this CD EP in late 2016 she had a 7" on Flying Vinyl: Favorite track: You Don't Think You Like People Like Me.
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rich s So damn catchy. Joyous! Favorite track: Ivy League.
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TODD Melbourne is chock full o good stuff and this is another one.
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Ivy League 02:28
Let's Go Out 03:10
Wes Anderson 04:10


Relationship problems. Post-graduation life choices. The troubles of early-20s life. They’re Millenials’ problems, sure, but weren’t they everyone’s at one point? Few people can detail these worries quite like Alex Lahey, a 24 year old Melburnian (that’s Melbourne, Australia) whose EP 'B-Grade University' is out now on Dead Oceans. Lahey’s fuzzed-out, catchy-as-hell indie rock is stacked with emotion, weighing the sound of youthful anxiety against cutting, sophisticated wordplay. 

Alex Lahey originally released 'B-Grade University' on her own label in summer 2016, shortly before playing Splendour in the Grass, the iconic Australian festival. Lead track, “Ivy League”, pretty much wrote itself: “I went and studied sax at uni for a few years and just fucking hated it” she told DIY magazine last November.  Lahey dropped out to concentrate all her efforts on the songwriting that she cared most about. That cliffjump proved a great decision: 'B-Grade University’ immediately went onto heavy rotation on TripleJ, with the single "You Don't Think You Like People Like Me" earning a Best New Track tag on Pitchfork. Lahey closed 2016 being the most played artist on Triple J Unearthed, as well as being voted Best Female Artist at the Age Music Awards.

Even if your woes are not the same, Lahey's themes demand you to sing along, close your eyes and punch your fist in the air. Underneath the millennial angst, there’s an aura of positivity, universality, good times and looking towards the future that we all need right now.


released June 16, 2017

Produced, engineered and mixed by Oscar Dawson
Mastered by Matt Redlich
Alex Lahey - vox, guitars, saxophone, keys
Sam Humphrey - guitarsKai
Chen Lim - bassLachie McGeehan - drums
Oscar Dawson - guitars, vox, percussion, keys


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Alex Lahey Melbourne, Australia

Alex Lahey is a songwriter based in Melbourne. She enjoys cats, Coopers Sparkling, her blue 1999 Corolla, Allen's Party Mix, fuzz pedals and soft poached eggs.

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