Alex Lahey Presents New Single | Announces West Coast Tour

Today, Melbourne-based songwriter Alex Lahey releases a new track, “Sucker For Punishment.” “Sucker For Punishment” follows her sophomore album, The Best of Luck Club, out now on Dead Oceans. The song, about self-delusion, is written from the perspective of the deluded. Throughout, Lahey’s exasperated vocals are backed by buzzing guitar and a jaunty bass line.

We’re living in an era we’re the micro has become the macro,” says Lahey. “I don’t think there has ever been a time where our actions and attitudes as individuals have had such an impact on broader humanity and the planet. Whether it’s a ‘think about it later’ attitude towards climate change, the undemocratic consequences of sharing personal data to big business online, a lethargicness in the face of political engagement or the need to be validated as a worthwhile individual through obtaining arbitrary units of engagement on social media –  we need to catch ourselves out before we suffer greater consequences.”

Listen to Alex Lahey’s “Sucker For Punishment” –

In conjunction with the new single, Lahey is pleased to announce she’ll return stateside for a for a slew of tour dates along the west coast, kicking off the run in San Diego on Sat. May 30 at Casbah. All new dates go on-sale Fri. Feb. 14 at 10am local time. A full list of tour dates are below.

Alex Lahey Tour Dates (new dates in bold):

Fri. March 13 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms ^

Mon. March 16 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage ^

Tue. March 17 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla ^

Wed. March 18 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy2 Birmingham ^

Thu. March 19 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom ^

Sat. March 21 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso Noord ^

Sun. March 22 – Antwerp, BE @ Kavka ^

Mon. March 23 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow ^

Tue. March 24 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Zaak ^

Thu. March 26 – Mainz, DE @ Kulturklub schon schön ^

Fri. March 27 – Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino ^

Wed. April 15 – Adelaide, AU @ Thebarton Theatre *

Fri. April 17 – Fremantle, AU @ Fremantle Arts Center *

Mon. April 20 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre *

Wed. April 22 – Brisbane, AU @ The Fortitude Music Hall *

Fri. April 24 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum Theatre *

Sat. April 25 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum Theatre *

Tue. April 28 – Hobart, AU @ Odeon Theatre *

Sat. May 30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Sun. May 31 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer

Mon. June 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

Tue. June 3 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz

Fri. June 5 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club Crystal Cavern

Sat. June 6 – Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room at Harlow’s

Mon. June 8 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Tue. June 9 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

* = w/ City & Colour

^ = w/ The Regrettes

Purchase The Best of Luck Club

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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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