Friday night saw the return to Los Angeles of rising Aussie indie rock act Alex Lahey. Touring on the strength of her debut full-length album I Love You Like A Brother, her second appearance at The Echo this year was sold out and packed.
Blasting through a 16 song set filled with indie-rock and pop perfection, the singer and her band were as tight as could be. Highlights included the rousing title track from that debut album, a fired up cover of fellow Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia’s hit “Torn” and the encore wrap up with Lahey’s classic “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me” which has one of the catchiest choruses I’ve heard in years.
It was a great show, and hopefully the next tour isn’t too far away. You should probably should start planning on the Echoplex for next time as these crowds just keep growing. We’ve heard that you will be seeing a lot of Alex Lahey on American festival bills in 2018 — expect festivals like BottleRock Napa and Firefly to be right up her alley.
Also, openers Dude York, from Seattle, put on their own upbeat and uptempo set, about evenly balanced between songs and hilarious banter.
Words and photos by Tim Aarons