Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Alex and The Lashlies


band members

Alex Lashlie Etta Curry Adam Madric Luc Dawson Jeff May


Influences

A boiling kettle, Wind in the bush, A laughing baby


Website

www.alexlashlie.com

Bio

Meet CLOSET STRAIGHTS, a young, scrappy team of talented multi-instrumentalists from Melbourne, Australia. The quintet were born out of troubadour frontman ALEX LASHLIE'S desire to have his etherial compositions fleshed out for a live environment.

Individually, each member of CLOSET STRAIGHTS brings their own inspirations and inclinations that reach from the far out regions of jangle-pop to the vast plains of true-country ramblers. As a unit however, these differences cum together to create a melting pot of true fusion. This becomes evident on their first collaborative effort, the rollicking AA side acid-country 7" WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING/ELEVEN HOURS, released back in late 2013. The track(s) received regular airplay on local community stations RRR and PBS as well as TRIPLE J, and secured them support slots with bands like IMMIGRANT UNION and EATEN BY DOGS.

After stints of individual travel to fuel the creative fires, 2014 saw them receive a coveted ARTS VICTORIA GRANT. They entered the infamous SECRET LOCATION studios with a bevy of new tracks and alongside acclaimed engineer NICK TREWEEK and producer JOHN GUSCOTT (Wagons) they put down the tracks in one fell swoop! Enter: A new sound for the band - "HEAVY POP" was born.

"ZADIE" is the first single to be lifted from the Melbourne quintet's debut LP and is set to be released independently on MAY 15th, and given a ceremonial ship's christening at Melbourne's WORKERS CLUB on FRIDAY MAY 29th.

Review

Review by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

05 Nov 2015

Triple J
40

one of those proper pure n true voices Alex! and all these songs would sound as good with ten instruments as they do with one guitar. pat yourself on the back. shred hard at the launch

one of those proper pure n true voices Alex! and all these songs would sound as good with ten instruments as they do with one guitar. pat yourself on the back. shred hard at the launch

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Oct 2015

Triple J
40

Alex and the Closet Straights crew bring the charm once again and it's all tricked out with a unfussed and warm recording.

Alex and the Closet Straights crew bring the charm once again and it's all tricked out with a unfussed and warm recording.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

07 May 2015

Triple J
40

I expected this to be a pretty in-the-pocket bit of Melbourne jangle, and in a lot of ways it is. In a lot of other ways though, this is is more experimental - and I love the textures you've thrown in. That zippy monosynth after the chorus is, to borrow a lyric, "A OK" by me.

I expected this to be a pretty in-the-pocket bit of Melbourne jangle, and in a lot of ways it is. In a lot of other ways though, this is is more experimental - and I love the textures you've thrown in. That zippy monosynth after the chorus is, to borrow a lyric, "A OK" by me.