Today sees the highly anticipated release of Alice Phoebe Lou’s brand new debut full length, Orbit. A songstress bred in little Cape Town, but forged on the streets of Berlin, has sold nearly ten thousand copies of her debut EP and Live Album directly to fans, enabling her to fund the recording of her debut album. Comprising of nine jazz-influenced, eclectic tracks recorded between Cape Town and Berlin, the album encapsulates the freshness of her live style, vagabond spirit and showcase her distinctive, soprano voice.
Alice stands for that part of you that knows the world should somehow be different, and rears its head occasionally in defiance of the norms, the rules, and the crushing inequality that is our modern life. She tells this story in her lyrics, asks us to be kinder to one another and explores how it feels to be alive, all the while lighting the world up around her with her infectious charisma. It’s undeniable.
Buy the album here.
Alice started this year on tour in her native South Africa with Sixto Rodriguez, followed by a European tour with Australian band Boy & Bear before heading off to the US to play at SXSW as well as a string of shows in the US (SF, LA and NYC).
This coming May she will embark on her own European tour together with her band. Every step of the way Alice aims to perform short solo sets at record stores and on the streets of the cities she visits on tour.
Mon 25 Apr 2016 Pumpehuset Lille Sal Copenhagen, Denmark
Sun 01 May 2016 La maison sage Paris, France
Tue 03 May 2016 Knust Hamburg, Germany
Thu 05 May 2016 Gebäude 9 Cologne, Germany
Fri 06 May 2016 Paradiso Kleine Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 13 May 2016 Passionskirche Berlin, Germany
Tue 17 May 2016 Bush Hall London, UK
Wed 18 May 2016 The Workman’s Club Dublin, Ireland
Thu 19 May 2016 — Sat 21 May 2016 The Great Escape 2016 Brighton, UK
Sat 21 May 2016 Ancienne Belgique (AB) Brussels, Belgium
Sun 22 May 2016 Debaser Bar Brooklyn Stockholm, Sweden
Sun 22 May 2016 Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
Tue 24 May 2016 Café Mono Oslo, Norway
Thu 02 Jun 2016 Feierwerk / Kranhalle Munich, Germany
Wed 08 Jun 2016 Eldorado Zürich, Switzerland