INTERVIEW: NZ Indie Pop Band Alae

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey, thank you.

We’ve been busy writing, recording, thinking, writing, recording, mixing and mastering… All for our debut album, ‘HENRY ST’.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “All Gived Up”?

All gived up is a struggle street track, that’s getting on the next bus to better thinking. It’s about growing up and dealing with life, love, and everything in between.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

I think what inspired the song, like most other songs, was being overwhelmed by the crushing realisation that everything can be really fucking hard sometimes, and that sometimes we get so used to the feeling of falling that we forget we have to pick ourselves up.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We have an awesome video on it’s way to you, directed and thought up by Commotion.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording and writing process was great. We were already very familiar with the song, So it was one of the more decisive alae recording sessions we’ve haha.

What role does Auckland play in your writing?

I suppose Auckland is the place where we live. So in that regard, it offers it’s own strange coincidences, and encounters. It ultimately supplies the stage for our thoughts. But I’m not sure how conscious of that we are.

As you keep gaining more success – does that put any pressure on you folks as you release and work on new material?

I think if anything it takes the pressure away. Momentum feels nice, and is a reminder that we’re creating something people enjoy.

How’s your new album coming along? Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The new album is no longer doing… It is DONE!

It’s named ‘HENRY ST’ and the release date is OCTOBER 26!

Any plans to hit the road?

Through November and December we have a tour set and locked in.

More details on that coming at a later date.

What else is happening next in Alae’s world?

Alae’s next move is to ride the album wave and try to gain some traction further overseas. Then write another album and repeat the process until we get sick of the job or each other!

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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