Premiere: Stream alae's New Single 'All Gived Up'

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New Zealand band alae release their new single 'All Gived Up' 7 September. New Zealand band alae release their new single 'All Gived Up' 7 September.

New Zealand indie folk, rock act alae are back with an emotive new single, 'All Gived Up' lifted from their forthcoming debut album 'Henry St'.


The group began life when multi-instrumentalists Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan came together in 2016 and began creating their folk-inspired sound.

The band soon grew to a four-piece with the additions last year of drummer Jayden Lee and bassist Marika Hodgson.

'All Gived Up' is officially released tomorrow, but alae have shared with scenestr an exclusive stream to premiere today.



"'All Gived Up' is, 'thematically', a transformative song. It's the type of song that grows and evolves 'with' the listener," Alex says, "basing itself around the naive and self-righteous assumptions we make when we're first presented with problematic situations.

"It teaches us to try and to keep trying. Because that is literally the only thing in this world that you do have any control over."

The song was the first track alae every created. "For two years now we've been playing it live, developing it, and wondering if we could have done better.

"With the addition of Marika and Jayden to the mix, we felt as though the song and the band has grown so much, that we couldn’t not re-record it. Now we can give it the treatment it truly deserves."

'All Gived Up' is officially released 7 September. 'Henry St' will be released 26 October.

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