One of Australia’s most exciting new singer-songwriters talks about the music that defined her generation.
Alex Lahey creates beautiful guitar driven indie rock, wrapping power chords and infectious melodies around tales of romantic frustration that are just as compelling on the Splendour in the Grass Main Stage as they are blaring out of headphones during a resentful walk in the rain.
On the eve of the release of her excellent ‘B Grade University’ EP, she joins me to talk about The Killers 'Hot Fuss’, why she loved the album but never fell in love with the band, learning to separate what you like from what’s good, the cultural cachet of LimeWire, how the OC soundtrack shaped the next decade of music, why Missy Higgins was her biggest influence as an early songwriter and when she wrote the first song she’s still proud of.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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