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. 

FEB 24th 2017 Things Change Single Released

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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.

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