We play 'What Song...' with Ali Barter

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Photo by Ben Capp
Ali Barter has something. It’s something that leads from her eyes to her hips; it coils around 70s stadiums and backroom bars; and it clears it’s throat from the neck of her guitar. When people are fumbling to describe it, they use words like “presence” or “compelling”. It’s something that prevents people from turning away. 

In the footsteps of 2014’s ‘Community’ and tours with the likes of War On Drugs and Phosphorescent, ‘Hypercolour’ is the first single from Barter’s third EP, AB-EP due for release in September. www.alibartermusic.com

Ali Barter is launching her new single ‘Hypercolour’, at The Workers Club this Thursday the 16th July. Tickets available through Oztix.com

What song reminds you of your youth?
Malibu by Hole - reminds me of summertimes smoking cigarettes and hanging out on the beach in Anglesea with my girlfriends. 

What song is your ultimate party track?
I Would Die 4 U by Prince - it’s undeniable. I defy anyone to not dance when they hear it.

What song do you listen to before you jump on stage?
I don’t ever listen to music before I go on stage. Maybe I should. I think I would listen to something that makes me really happy like The Cure Friday Im In Love…

What song would you make your theme song?
One Man Guy by Louden Wainwright III - it’s a bit of a sad song to be a theme song but it resinates with me. Louden is the father of Rufus and Martha Wainwright and by all accounts he was a bit of an arsehole. In this song he is admitting that he’s a loner, that he doesn't need anyone and that he’s comfortable with that. I sing this one at shows from time to time.

What song reminds you of your first heartbreak?
‘Growing Pains’ by Ludacris. Ha, I was big into hip hop/R&B back then. I still know all the words.

What do you have on repeat right now?
Magic Man by Heart - The melody and groove is just so good. And that guitar solo! It’s the perfect rock chick song. And it was in The Virgin Suicides so it reminds me of Josh Hartnett. 

What song is your guilty pleasure?
How Can We Be Lovers If We Cant Be Friends by Michael Bolton - I love an 80s power ballad and this one is the ultimate.

Catch Ali Barter on the road at the following dates below with Gordi

Thursday 16th July   
The Workers Club, Melbourne
Doors 7:30pm
Tickets here 

Saturday 18th July     
Hibernian House, Sydney
Doors 7:30pm
Tickets here