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ALAE SETS LOOSE BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘TOO STRUNG UP’

 

Auckland three-piece band Alae deliver their most anthemic song yet with the release of their brand-new track, Too Strung Up which premiered yesterday with Rolling Stone Australia and debuts on Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday playlist today.  

 

Showcasing the progression of the band’s sound with the recent addition of drummer Jayden Lee, the Jol Mulholland produced single delivers a rousing chorus which frames the troubles with complacent love. Vocalist Alex Farrell-Davey explains; “Too Strung Up is a song that looks at relationships that are hard to move on from, and the realization that love isn’t a feeling you share with any one special individual. The relationship provides a sense of comfortability and acceptance which can be found in many other things.”

 

Providing the visuals to the track is director, Mikee Carpinter. “The concept of this video was to create a beautifully captured performance of the band while giving the camera a unique feeling of rolling over and over throughout each shot.” Tapping straight into the kiwi number 8 wire mentality, the use of rollerskating cameramen to achieve the concept provided an unconventional solution to the shoot, eliminating many of the budget and time constraints normally associated with this type of camera effect. 

 

The release of Too Strung Up follows on from the release of previous single From 1 to 3 and a successful New Zealand tour with sold out shows in Christchurch, Nelson and Auckland plus a trip across the ditch where they wooed Australian audiences and industry alike with a showcase at Brisbane’s prestigious Big Sound Festival and Conference. Spot plays on radio stations Triple J, Double J and 4ZZZ have further bolstered Alae’s infiltration into Australian ears. Sharing their sound

ALAE RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ‘FROM 1 TO 3’

Folk inspired outfit Alae release their sublime new single and music video for ‘From 1 to 3’ today, with the single premiering straight into to Spotify's prestigious New Music Friday play list. The striking new video is also live this morning through alae.band and youtube.com
 
‘From 1 to 3’ perfectly captures the feeling of spring that’s looming just around the corner and demonstrates yet again the heartfelt evolution of a band on the rise. Written during the few months that vocalist Alex Farrell-Davey spent living in Melbourne, the song is equal parts dark and light. Alex states, ‘At the time of writing, lyrically the tone of the piece was a mopey kind of cynical, but over the years the song and it’s theme have evolved entirely. The chorus listens to the first verse and it’s cynicism and responds with a more positive idea.’
 
Long time visual collaborator, Director Mikee Carpinter has again worked with the band to create a moodier visual pallate for the single, utilizing silhouettes, heavy block colours and projections of the bands single release artwork to add gravitas to the track. The self funded video is also the first time viewers will get a glimpse of the new band lineup, with drummer Jayden Lee joining Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan as a full time member of the group.
 
Following on from acclaimed single ‘Things Change’, ‘From 1 to 3’ is the first release from their upcoming debut album, and is delivered on the eve of their 6 date nationwide tour which is due to kick off in Christchurch on 18 August. Alae then continue across the ditch for 3 dates in Australia where audiences are being seduced for a second time by Alae’s emotive live sound.
 
18 August                  Orange Studio | Christchurch | NZ
19 August                    Rhythm & Brown | Nelson | NZ
24 August                    Caroline | Wellington | NZ
25 August                  MUSA Lounge | Palmerston North | NZ
26 August                  Totara Street | Mount Maunganui | NZ
2 September              Golden Dawn | Auckland | NZ
6 September              Greaser Bar | Brisbane | QLD
7 September                Sonny’s House Of Blues | Brisbane | QLD
10 September              The Grace Darling | Melbourne | VIC
 
Tickets to the NZ shows are available now through undertheradar.co.nz and cosmicticketing.co.nz (Christchurch only).
 
‘From 1 to 3’ is available now through Spotify, iTunes and wherever good music is sold.
 

New Zealand spring tour announcement

FoIk inspired Auckland band alae are ready to take their emotive brand of soulful sound on the road once more with a headlining national New Zealand and Australian tour announced for this August and September. 

Taking in some of the most intimate venues in the country, alae’s 6 date NZ tour will kick off in Christchurch and wind its way up to Auckland before the band head across the Tasman to play 3 key dates in Australia thanks to the assistance of an Outward Sound grant. 

You can experience alae at the following venues: 

Friday 18 August Christchurch @ Orange Studios
Saturday 19 August Nelson @ Rhythm & Brown
Thursday 24 August Wellington @ Caroline
Friday 25 August Palmerston North @ MUSA
Saturday 26 August Mount Maunganui @ Totara Street
Saturday 2 September Auckland @ Golden Dawn


Tickets to the NZ shows are available now through undertheradar.co.nz and cosmicticketing.co.nz (Christchurch only). 

With the Taite Music Prize acknowledgement in the Best Debut release category under their belt and continued support from NZ on Air, it’s fair to say that the adoration for alae has truly ignited. Latest single Things Change has found a cozy home across commercial radio in NZ, with the video receiving over 150k plays through Facebook alone. Across the ditch, alae will play to Australian audiences for a second time where Things Change has further sparked the support of leading music sites blankgc.com.au and themusic.com.au. 

Anticipation is running hot for next single “1 to 3” which releases in August and will be the second single from alae’s forthcoming debut album, due for release in March 2018. 

Don’t miss your chance to see alae perform up close and personal in what promises to be a collection of very special gigs this spring. 
 

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New single 'Things Change' released.

alae release their new single ‘Things Change’ on iTunes and Spotify today, along with a new music video. 

‘Things Change’ is the first new track to be revealed since the debut of their 6 song, self-titled EP in November 2016. With the single gaining support and video funding from NZ On Air, this track shows that there is more than meets the ear to this Auckland based two piece, who are best known for their stripped back and spacious acoustic style.

Check out the video and listen to the single.

Read the latest press release.

NOV 20th 2016 Debut EP Released

Debut EP out now

 accompanied by 6 music videos.

The Kindest Love

She

Poor Oliver

Sometime

RJM

All Gived Up