Since achieving international recognition from and for hit singles Too Strung Up and Stone Cold, and amassing over 3 million Spotify streams for their releases to date, Alae now unveil All Gived Up, their most anthemic single yet with a premiere through Australia's largest entertainment street press network, The song has also debuted through Spotify's NZ & AU New Music Friday playlist this morning. 
A transformative ode to resilience and the need to keep trying through the darkest of times, All Gived Up is the third single from their impending debut album ‘Henry St’ which releases 26 October.
All Gived Up is the first song Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan wrote back in 2016 as a newly formed Alae, and it has stood the test of time to become an audience favorite during the bands live sets – thanks in part to bassist Marika Hodgson who now joins the band full time alongside drummer Jayden Lee. “For 2 years now we’ve been playing it live, developing it, and wondering if we could have done better,” Alex states “With the addition of Marika and Jayden to the mix, we felt as though the song, and the band, has grown so much that we couldn’t not re-record it. We can now give All Gived Up the treatment it truly deserves.”
Alae will be supporting their debut album release with a national tour, presented by ZM.
ZM Presents Alae’s ‘Henry St’ Tour
8 November                Totara Street, Tauranga
9 November                Caroline, Wellington
17 November              The Wunder Bar, Christchurch
1 December                The Anthology Lounge, Auckland
8 December                The Boathouse, Nelson
Tickets are on sale now through
All Gived Up is out now through SpotifyApple Music and iTunes.
Alae’s debut album Henry St, featuring previous singles Too Strung Up and Stone Cold releases everywhere 26 October. 

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In celebration of reaching over 1 million streams on Spotify with their latest single release Too Strung Up, Alae deliver a brand new acoustic take on their digital streaming smash, with the video premiering last night through MTV Upload Australia.
The original version of Too Strung Up has been the fastest DRM distributed, kiwi track to reach 1 million streams, taking 6 short weeks to reach this milestone. Andy Low from the digital rights management and distribution company states, “The boys put together a mean tune that has clearly resonated with a wide audience, both locally and overseas. We’re proud to be involved in the band’s successes to date.”
The song has been added to over 100 Spotify playlists, wooing 6.1 million new listeners, with inclusion on New Music Friday in the USA, Australia and NZ. Additionally, the track has earned hard won places on the Global, USA and NZ Spotify viral charts across all genres. USA’s college radio network has sat up and taken notice of this swelling fanbase by adding the track to 25 USA college radio stations, further extending Alae’s reach into the US market.  
Closer to home, Too Strung Up has recieved solid support from MTV, Double J and ABC Radio in Australia and locally, NZ radio stations ZM, More Fm and The Hits have recognized and celebrated this earworm of a track with consistent spins on air.
The continued success of Too Strung Up punctuates a huge 2017 which saw Alae play sell out dates across their Spring NZ and Australian tour, and a showcase at Brisbane’s prestigious Big Sound Festival and Conference which was met with warm industry response.
Keeping the local tours pumping, NZ tour booking agents Twice The Hype have added Alae to their books. Jaz Kapow from Twice The Hype says, "We are so excited to have Alae joining our Twice The Hype roster! These guys are making massive waves in the NZ music industry and we can’t wait to take them to the next level with their live performances throughout NZ in 2018. Watch this space.” 
With support from NZ On Air music project funding, Alae are currently in the studio crafting tracks for their debut full length album which will release in Autumn 2018. In the meantime, Alae will be playing two key dates in Auckland in February and March which will see Alae share the stage with Julia Deans, Fly My Pretties and Bailey Wiley.
North West Wine, Food & Beer Festival 2018 – 10 February, Kumeu
Music in Parks: Open Air Orchestra – 24 March, Pakuranga
Accolades for Alae –
"A sprawling, strikingly confident display” – Rolling Stone Australia

"We first came across New Zealand trio Alae at BIGSOUND this year (2017), and were caught by their captivating stage presence, and an irresistible batch of music that was on show" - The AUREVIEW



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


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 and
‘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 and (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 and (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 and 

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