I OH YOU are thrilled to announce that Philadelphia lo-fi mastermind (Sandy) Alex G will visit our shores for two special headline shows at Melbourne’s Howler and Sydney’s The Lansdowne this February.
In his first venture Down Under, (Sandy) Alex G (aka Alex Giannascoli) will showcase his prolific recording career as part of the Laneway Festival ’18 line-up before treating Australia’s East Coast to a pair of mesmerising headline performances.
‘As a live performer, the audience was still able to gain a personal experience with a more intense approach, slightly contrasting the sensitivity and intimate nature of his recorded material.’ – Open Ears
Following the critical acclaim of his sixth album DSU— featured as Best Album of 2014 by Vogue, Consequence of Sound, and Noisey— and collaboration on Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Endless, Giannascoli finds his most diverse yet cohesive self on his eighth full-length record Rocket, released this May.
The album, produced by Jacob Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum of Death) is a musical odyssey that translates to a visceral live experience, highlighted in tracks like ‘Witch’ and ‘Bobby’.
‘He offers salvation in a distant fiddle, a twanging guitar, and the voice of an old friend.’ – Pitchfork (Best New Track, ‘Bobby’)
‘”Bobby” demonstrates G’s ability to leap across genres, with country-western tones aplenty’ – The Line Of Best Fit
‘It’s difficult to make a fiddle sound innovative in 2017, but here comes Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist Alex G with an Americana-caked love song befitting of both a dusty front porch and the night bus.’ – The Guardian
Joining (Sandy) Alex G for both headline shows will be special guest Brightness. Brightness is Alex Knight, a fifth-generation Australian who grew up in Lake Macquarie, a few hours north of Sydney. Our first introduction to this talented artist came in the form of debut album Teething (out now via I OH YOU), an unusually intimate and personal series of songs that is both expansive and intimate at the same time.
This may be your only chance to see (Sandy) Alex G in such intimate venues – don’t miss the chance to see this exciting up-and-coming artist in his debut Australian visit this February.