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  1. 1.
    Too Strung Up
  2. 2.
    Stone Cold
  3. 3.
    All Gived Up
  4. 4.
    From 1 to 3
  5. 5.
    Things Change
Alae is what you get when you mix multi-instrumentalists Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan; two old high school mates who are talented musicians in their own right.
Add to the mix Jayden Lee on drums and a new inspiration is born. They are an emerging, local NZ band with a world class sound that needs to be experienced to be understood.
Coming together as a two piece in 2016, Alex and Allister delivered their intimate folk inspired sounds throughout the country including their first single All Gived Up which has amassed over 350k streams on Spotify. With solo gigs and nationwide support slots for Anna Coddington, Hollie Smith and a sell-out Auckland show with Boston’s Lake Street Dive, Alae have made a strong impact in only a few short months. The pair self-funded their self-titled, 6 song debut EP which was recorded at Roundhead Studios and released in November 2016, along with 6 stunning music videos to accompany. The emotive duo then wrapped a stellar year with an entrancing mainstage set at the legendary NZ festival Rhythm & Vines on December 31st 2016. Continuing that momentum into 2017, Alae’s debut EP was nominated for the Best Independent Release for the prestigious Taite Music Prize.


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