Alex Lahey Releases New Single “Sucker for Punishment,” Announces Tour

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Alex Lahey Releases New Single “Sucker for Punishment,” Announces Tour

Melbourne-based songwriter Alex Lahey release a new track Monday, “Sucker for Punishment,” which follows her sophomore album, 2019’s The Best of Luck Club. Lahey wrote her new song “from the perspective of the deluded,” a press release explains, using “exasperated vocals [that] 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.”

After Lahey’s international tour, she’ll return Stateside for a for a slew of tour dates along the West Coast, kicking off the run in San Diego on May 30 at Casbah. A full list of her tour dates are below, beneath the “Sucker for Punishment” lyric video.

Alex Lahey Tour Dates:

March
13 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rescue Rooms ^
16 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Garage ^
17 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla ^
18 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy2 Birmingham ^
19 – London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom ^
21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord ^
22 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka ^
23 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow ^
24 – Düsseldorf, Germany @ Zaak ^
26 – Mainz, Germany @ Kulturklub schon schön ^
27 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino ^

April
15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre *
17 – Fremantle, Australia @ Fremantle Arts Center *
20 – Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre *
22 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Fortitude Music Hall *
24 – Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre *
25 – Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre *
28 – Hobart, Australia @ Odeon Theatre *

May
30 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
31 – Costa Mesa, Calif. @ The Wayfarer

June
01 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Moroccan Lounge
03 – San Jose, Calif. @ The Ritz
05 – Oakland, Calif. @ Starline Social Club Crystal Cavern
06 – Sacramento, Calif. @ The Starlet Room at Harlow’s
08 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
09 – Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza

(* = w/ City & Colour)
(^ = w/ The Regrettes)

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