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Alex Lahey on Late Night TV and Brotherly Love

High-pressure late night television and the music that made Alex Lahey

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    Alex Lahey on Late Night TV and Brotherly Love
    Giulia McGauran
    Alex Lahey headlines Casbah on Monday, Dec. 4.

    I case you were wondering, no, not all late night television performances are lip synced. 

    According to Australian singer/songwriter Alex Lahey, who spoke with me over the phone on Friday, "You just have one go, it’s not lip synced or anything. It’s really high pressure."

    Watch Lahey perform "Every Day's the Weekend" on Late Night With Seth Meyers below.

    Lahey, whose debut album, "I Love You Like a Brother," Pitchfork calls "a remarkably focused set of sing-along choruses, punk-pop dynamics, and casually witty observations about relationships," is halfway through her American tour and gearing up for a Wednesday night performance at the Casbah.

    In 2016, the newly signed Dead Oceans artist won the Josh Pyke Partnership, making her one of only three previously unsigned artists to hold the honor.

    "It's a couple thousand dollars and a direct line to Josh and his management," Lahey said. "He’s really frank, and he’s been a great supporter."

    But Lahey wouldn't have reached this point without having played with the well-respected experimental rock collective, Animaux. 

    "There’s no way I would be doing what I’m doing without that. Because of that, I was able to really hit the ground running with this," she said. "It was a really wonderful prologue."

    While she's always been the one taking inspiration from "a bunch of artists ... movies and conversations with people," she'll soon be the source of inspiration for many more.

    Alex Lahey headlines the Casbah on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Get tickets here.

    Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford poet-neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. Whoops. He now fronts the Lulls, plays lead guitar in LA band Velvet and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Instagram and Twitter (@RArosenborg), add him on Facebook or contact him directly.