SINGLE REVIEW: Alex Lahey – Sucker For Punishment

Following the release of her reflective sophomore record ‘The Best Of Luck Club’ and the huge headlining tour that followed it last year, Alex Lahey is kicking off 2020 with no signs of slowing down. 

With a huge UK tour in March supporting The Regrettes and a headline East Coast tour of America in May, she is returning home to Australia in April for a very special solo tour with City & Colour. 

Following the announcement of all these shows, the Melbourne singer-songwriter has dropped an angsty new track which is all about the power of our decisions. 

‘Sucker For Punishment’ explores the damaging effects that our carelessness can have and highlights the change we can have as a society if we all just came together. It’s a really powerful message that is very relevant in this current political and social media climate which seems to be everyone talking about making a change but not actually doing it. 

“Jesus Christ, I am scrolling all the time. I’m just used to it. I swear I’m fine” she admits during the song’s lyrical commentary. 

The short 2 minute and 31 second track packs a post-grunge punch with heavy guitars and large band aesthetic which is echoed through the vocoder fed vocals. 

It’s a very in your face song that will do well on triple j and become a real riot of a moment during her full band live show. But I’m interested to see how she’s going to strip this one back for her solo set on the City & Colour tour as it will really become a whole different song. 

Alex Lahey Australian Tour Dates (solo set supporting City & Colour)

Wednesday 15 April – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide 

Friday 17 April – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

Sunday 19 April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

Monday 20 April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday 22 April – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Friday 24 April – The Forum, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 25 April – The Forum, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*