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Lili Alaska

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Lili Alaska is a 17 years old Australian and French independent singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Lili Alaska was born in the French Alps. She grew up in New Zealand and Australia before moving to Colorado and going on a road trip across the USA. The Americana scene became a source of inspiration alongside pop and rock music. She found influences in Blondie, Lana Del Rey, Courtney Barnett, The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Grimes, Patti Smith, Queen, Marina Diamandis, Nico... ​ Based in Sydney, Lili Alaska is regularly performing on local stages, as well as previously with rock band Fridge. She recently formed a new band with longtime bassist and guitarist Peter Longfield and prodigious young guitarist Johnny Carra. ​ Lili Alaska has her own sound and original identity, using intricate layering of vintage sounds, synths, guitar riffs and vocals which accentuate her profound and meaningful lyrics, often inspired by poetry. Her first EP and singles have received a great reception on Triple J Unearthed, FBI, 2SER, Quiet Fire, RTRFM, 3RRR, PVFM and many other well loved community radios. ​ The Australian Independent Record Labels Association selected Lili Alaska for the Women in Music 2020 after she released her single Leaving the Mind Behind that was featured Single of the Week. She was mentored by artist and podcast host Lucy Neville. Lili Alaska kept working on her songwriting with Lindy Morrison (The Go-Betweens), Brendan Gallagher (Karma County, guitarist for David Bowie), Tia Gostelow and Sally Seltmann (Seeker Lover Keeper). ​ Early 2021, Lili Alaska released L'amour par la fenêtre, a pop-rock ode to Love adapted from French poet Arthur Rimbaud's cult collection Illuminations. She performed the song at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney for Nuit des idees 2021 supported by ABC Radio National. The single became the official song of the French Film Festival Aotearoa 2021 and the trailer was broadcasted nationwide in New Zealand's movie theatres. The same year, Lili Alaska was also selected for the second round of the APRA Professional Development Awards 2021 (Popular Contemporary) and the Talent Development Project where she is working with producer Philippe-Marc Anquetil, artistic director Peter Cousens and many other professionals in the industry. ​ Lili Alaska is currently working on a first album with award winning producer Dean Tuza (Stella Donnelly, The Rubens, MOSSY) from Melbourne/NYC. ​ Music magazine Cool Accidents named Lili Alaska one of the 10 groundbreaking musicians under 21 to watch.