Melbourne’s Alex Lahey has been causing something of a stir back home – and, increasingly, beyond it – for a little while now, with her sharp, honest, and downright charming guitar-driven pop gems. She’ll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of recent exports from her hometown such as Courtney Barnett and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard in establishing herself on British soil.

Following her very first UK dates supporting Tegan and Sara, she’ll headline the Old Blue Last next month. We got to know this emerging star a little bit better with a few quick questions.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Just everyday stuff

My favourite film ever is…
The Wedding Singer

The most famous person I’ve met is…
I was lucky enough to support Catfish and the Bottlemen in Melbourne, so Van McCann would be up there. I also met Tegan and Sara when they were last in Australia, which somehow lead to me being invited to support them through the UK. The one thing they all have in common is that they’re really nice people as well as amazing artists.

The song I hate the most is…
The entire Hairspray soundtrack thanks to a girl I once had to live with playing it non-stop for precisely eight weeks

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Lugging boxes of hardback Jamie Oliver cookbooks up and down a three-storey building when I was a Christmas casual at a book store

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
A female fronted Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band shtick that would exclusively play in New Jersey

My favourite word is…
Right now it’s ‘beggin’’, but honourable mentions must go to ‘cooked’ and ‘vibe’.

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Teleportation

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

I think you should listen to…
Lucy Dacus‘ record No Burden as recommended to me by Julien Baker. It’s a winner.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
The Buddy Rich Big Band in 1968 in Las Vegas

Alex Lahey plays The Old Blue Last on 20th February.