Posts tagged Alex Lahey
All the women in the 2018 triple j Hottest 100

Last year sixteen women had performance credits in the Hottest 100. This year that number has more than doubled to 37.

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"The face of rock is changing." This conversation with Alex Lahey about her music, her favourite women in music, and rock music will make you fall in love with her even more.

Alex Lahey was considering doing a law degree if things didn't work out with music, but it's safe to say that she is on her way to a long and steady career in music and the books can stay on their shelves for a while yet. Maybe forever.

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Sophie Payten is working on her 6 year degree in medicine, while her musical moniker Gordi is forging a global music career.

Sophie Payten shows such remarkable dedication not only to her music, but also her studies. This demonstrates an air of gratitude, humility and faithfulness which ought to be recognised and will no doubt carry Sophie - known artistically as Gordi - on to many a success. Perhaps as a doctor, but without a doubt as one of the finest artists to ever come out of Australia.

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Alex Lahey a hit among the Australian women nominated in the 2017 AIR Awards celebrating independent artists. Read the full list of women nominees here

The 2017 AIR Awards are fast approaching!  This year's award nominees have been announced and include 17 Australian women - plus members of two orchestras, of whom we are still counting. See the full list here.

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Jack River is the founder of a brand new show Electric Lady, featuring Australian artists alongside Australian astrophysicists, actresses and aeronautical engineers. And they are all women.

Jack River is a songwriter/producer/artist from NSW's mid north coast who came onto the scene last year with her debut EP Highway Songs No. 2. Audiences have instantly fallen in love with her music, and Jack River in undoubtedly one to listen to, especially if retro rock/folk/electro pop with a voice that can sound like Gwen Stefani or maybe even Courtney Love is your thing. If her music wasn't impressive enough, Jack River has dreamt up a brand new show called Electric Lady featuring an all-female line-up headlined by Bec Sandridge, Ali Barter, Gretta Ray, Alex Lahey, Jack River herself, and supported by girl groups Body Type and Rackett.  She has also decided if this is the moment for Australian women, and indeed women around the world, she wanted her fellow musicians to share the spotlight with extraordinary women doing very cool things. In the lead up to the event, Holly has curated a list of Australian women of note, including astrophysicist Dr Katherine Mack, surfer Tyler Wright, actress Isabel Lucas and aeronautical engineer Belinda Pavlovic. Holly took some time to tell Music Love all about Electric Lady, her long list of favourite Australian women in music, and how supportive the Australian music industry can be.

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Ali Barter has a brand new video out today, is on tour, dreaming up a brand new album between shows, writing a book, and wants us to know who Delia Derbyshire is. What a woman.

Ali Barter - where to start? Some might say this remarkable artist from Collingwood first came into national consciousness when her song Girlie Bits made triple j's Hottest 100. But Ali has actually been recording and performing music since 2012, and before that, she sang in the Australian Girls choir for a decade. Her latest album A Suitable Girl -  released in March this year after a couple of EPs and singles - is making waves for its musical sensibilities but also its underlying message of womens' strength. It would seem if there is one thing Ali is passionate about it is women in music. In an interview with The Right Note TV show, Ali tells Rolling Stone editor Rod Yates that she remembers sitting in a music history class and studying so many men in music, and was exasperated by the omission of women from music history. In December last year, her frustration led to a passionate Facebook post, which was removed at the request of university staff. Ali deleted the post but not long afterwards, her sentiments remained in a now widely shared opinion piece published on Junkee, the popular arts and culture website. In the piece, Ali references the many women who have been under represented and not celebrated enough when it comes to reciting music history. The feminist rocker brand is not one that Ali appears to be chasing, but her passion for women - past, present and future - in music, and more broadly art, is impossible to deny because it is something that is very deep rooted in who she is as a person. But that shouldn't distract from the fact that Ali Barter is an incredibly gifted, trained and dedicated musician, songwriter, performer, and creator of music full stop. On A Suitable Girl Ali Barter's clean, feminine voice is backed by super cool indie-rock licks and vibes, but her important underlying message to celebrate and speak up for  women is a brilliant, and necessary for our times, bonus. Ali Barter took some much appreciated time from her very busy career to give Music Love this interview where she talks about Australian women in music, looking after her voice, and the last thing she saw that blew her mind.

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PLAYLIST: Australian women at SXSW, Austin, Texas 2017

From March 10-19, some 2,000 acts will descend upon Austin, Texas to showcase their music. This year, 24 Australian women will have their chance to woo and wow industry heavyweights at South by Southwest, a place where the likes of John Mayer, Bon Iver, Feist, Norah Jones, Katy Perry and Hanson made a solid name for themselves, and where last year, a keynote address was given by none other than the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, and the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The festival is getting bigger every year with performances historically given by Lady Gaga and Willow Smith. Who knows what will happen? For now celebrate Australian women headed to the deep south. Songs by Vera Blue, Alex Lahey, Julia Jacklin, Middle Kids, Tkay Maizda, Wilsn, Gabriella Cohen, Woodes, Elsz, Beth Brown, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Starley, Phantastic Ferniture, Sui Zhen, Coconut Kids, Totally Mild and The Heart Collectors

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Amy Shark: "The best thing I ever did was not care about the game."

Amy Shark has tapped into something. Her songs are extremely emotive, and her lyrics unpack dark and heavy themes, yet when it lands, they weigh no more than a dandelion. This is her appeal. Light, shade, heart-warming, super cool. 

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Meet triple j presenter Bridget Hustwaite. You will love her

You would be hard pressed to find someone more joyful about music than Bridget Hustwaite. A champion of Australian music and the live music scene, Bridget attends festival after festival, scours the deep trenches of the web for new music, and has a secret Facebook group comprising of a musical sisterhood who share their insights. She's awake between 1am and 6am working in triple j's Melbourne studio and having a rollicking good time. She has presented and produced community TV and radio shows, a pathway that led her to triple j, working the mid-dawn shift as well as casually hosting for Weekend LunchHouse Party and Home & Hosed. Bridget is a dream and took the time to discuss her love of music with Music Love

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16 Australian women featured in this year's triple j's Hottest 100. The full list here

Yesterday marked triple j's annual Hottest 100 countdown. Here are all of the Australian women, sixteen in total, who featured on Australia's iconic music list. Special shout out to Tash Sultana who had TWO SONGS featured, and a HUGE sparkly congratulations to Amy Shark who took the number two spot, beaten only by Flume. 

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