Alex Lahey @ The Zoo

Alex Lahey slays another gig

Coming straight  off the release of her debut full length I Love You Like A Brother, Alex Lahey was set to play to a sold out room at The Zoo in Brisbane. Alex Lahey is usually a real shredder in her live settings, and I was sure that this show was gonna be no different.

Opening up the night were Brisbane indie-rockers Eliza and the Delusionals. Even from the back of the venue you could see the shock of front woman Eliza Klatts neon pink hair summoning punters away from the pool table and onto the dance floor. Playing a selection of new songs like 19 and Don't Talk as well as better known singles Salt, Falling Out and The Ground, it was easy to see why her groovy guitar tunes were a perfect match for Lahey. 

Sloan Peterson was up next, and she tooo brought the guitar bangers out in anicipation of the indie rock extravaganza that was about to ensue. At some times Peteron played the guitar and synths at the same time (how she did that I'll never know); the synths complimented her slightly more pop sound compared to Eliza or Lahey. Although at times a little cutesy for a rock concert, she fit right in the indie rock sandwich as a tasty filling. 

Soon it was time for Alex Lahey to take to the main stage. The stage was draped with an arty background of doodles in the Lahey style thats become all too familiar. Opening with Everyday's The Weekend and sliding straight into oldie Wes Anderson, Lahey didn't muck around bringing the vibes to the sold out room. Playing through mostly album tracks with minimal talking, songs Awkward Exchange, I Want U, I Love You Like A Brother and Backpack filled out the majority of her set, before closing with her cover of Torn and latest single I Haven't Been Taking Care Of Myself. It wasn't the end though, as Lahey came back to the stage to play a solo version of There's No Money and the classic You Don't Think You Like People Like Me. 

Alex Lahey knows how to bring a show to the stage and this was no exception. Alex Lahey, more like Alex Slahey. 

Olivia Shoesmith

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