Allola is the moniker for Melbourne based electronic pop singer, songwriter and producer, Alex Latham. She teams edgy vocals with atherial sounds and 80s inspired synthtronica in her catchy sparkling tracks. Bursting onto the scene in 2016, Allola gained a ton of traction in the live scene earning supports with artists such as Amy Shark, Tigertown, Tora and London Topaz.
She then took to the studio to work on a number of tracks alongside New York based producer Mark Eckert. The first release High Horse came with a myriad of praise, drawing the attention of Triple J and Triple J Unearthed. The track was one of five featured on Unearthed’s aritcle “If You Like” as a track to check out if you’re into Chvrches. It also received glowing blog reviews both nationally and internationally describing it as “a glittery concoction of electronica and dream-pop crafting a sound that feels simultaneously nostalgic and fresh'“ - Happy Mag 2018
From a young age, Allola was fascinated by the electronic world of music. From playing around with Korg drum machines to learning how to manipulate analog synthesisers she begun to craft a sound all her own, drawing influences from Passion Pit, Chvrches and greats Tears For Fears.
She describes her composition technique as being a little different to others
"I actually compose and program all my music on a synthesiser/sequencer called the Roland JD-Xi. I originally bought it to have different sounds to use for my songs, but I discovered its sequencing feature pretty quickly. So all my music is looped and recorded directly into the synth as I write the track, then I import the stems into Ableton and send them off to my producer to make badass track out of them"
With the follow up single due to drop this year, its safe to say we should be seeing some big things from this artist in 2019, stay tuned!
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