News: Alice Ivy Inks International Deal with Last Gang Records Ahead Of Album Release, SXSW 2018 Debut Album I’m Dreaming Released February 9


In the wake of the release of the brand-new single ‘Chasing Stars feat. Bertie Blackman, currently the most-played song on triple j and her third consecutive release from the forthcoming debut album I’m Dreaming (Feb 9) to be added to high-rotation, Melbourne artist/producer Alice Ivy has inked an international deal with renowned purveyors of forward-thinking, progressive dance and alternative acts, Last Gang Records.

Ivy first drew the attention of the Toronto, Ontario based label best-known for signings ranging MetricPurity RingMSTRKRFTChromeo and Crystal Castles in 2016 when her soul/hip-hop laced single “Almost Here” turned well-attuned ears in their A&R department. Her official showcase selection at Canadian Music Week 2017 provided both parties with an opportunity to become better acquainted culminating in this week’s signing.

 “I’m Dreaming is a sublime piece of work from top to bottom. We are excited to welcome Alice Ivy and her team to our global team.” –  Chris Taylor, Co-Founder Last Gang Records & Global President of Music at Entertainment One

The deal sees Ivy consolidate existing Australia/NZ representation with Dew Process/UMA and foreshadows her upcoming appearance at South By Southwest 2018 in Austin, Texas in March.

I’m so stoked to be working with Last Gang. It’s a dream come true to be a part of a legacy of inspiring artists like Metric, Purity Ring and Crystal Castles, bands that I grew up listening to. I’ve been making music as Alice Ivy for just over 2 years now and this is a huge milestone in my career” says Ivy of her newfound partner abroad.

Few artists arrive with a debut album as fully formed as Melbourne’s Alice Ivy. This is no fluke. I’m Dreaming is the product of a life spent playing and studying music — a life that has turned the 24-year-old, née Annika Schmarsel, into something of an auteur, self- reliant but with a love of collaboration. Raised in Geelong, playing guitar in soul bands, it was only when she moved to Melbourne that she started mastering the editing suite. Now based in Brunswick, she has her own home studio where most of I’m Dreaming was recorded and self-produced. From producing beats, writing music and lyrics and to singing on the record, Alice Ivy pulled all the strings for this album. I’m Dreaming is available worldwide February 9, 2018.

Alice Ivy ‘I’m Dreaming’ National Headline Tour
Special Guests Announced & Tickets On Sale Now

          FRI 16 FEB                HUDSON BALLROOM                   SYDNEY                                     NSW
w/ special guests Nasty Mars & Oh Boy

          FRI 23 FEB                BLACK BEAR LODGE                    BRISBANE                                 QLD
w/ special guests Nasty Mars & Keelan Mak

          SAT 24 FEB               HOWLER                                         MELBOURNE                              VIC
w/ special guests Nasty Mars & The Martians, François, Sophiegrophy and more TBA

          FRI 2 MAR                ROCKET BAR                                   ADELAIDE                                  SA
w/ special guests TBA

          SAT 3 MAR                MR LONELY                                     PERTH                                        WA
w/ special guests TBA

          THU 29 MAR              STAR BAR                                       BENDIGO                                    VIC
w/ special guests TBA

9 – 10 March – Panama Festival – TAS
SUN 11 – 18 March – Lucille – Austin, TX (Official SXSW Showcase Presented By Secret Sounds)
23 – 25 March – The Hill Are Alive – VIC
Thursday April 12 – Commonwealth Games Festival  Gold Coast, QLD

Supporting Jungle Giants Used To Be In Love National Tour
Friday April 6 – 170 Russell – Melbourne, VIC
Friday April 13 – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW [LIC/AA]
Saturday April 14 – UC Refectory, Canberra, ACT
Friday April 20 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday April 21 – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday April 22 – The Zoo – Brisbane, QLD [U18’s Matinee]
Tuesday April 24 – Astor Theatre – Perth, WA [LIC/AA]
Wednesday April 25 – HQ – Adelaide, SA [LIC/AA]

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