The first thing that hits you is the voice. Alex Lipinski’s caressing sympathy, full-throated resentment, and the raw rockabilly excitement of earliest Elvis have grabbed unwary listeners at clubs from the West Country to Krakow, from Los Angeles to New York and beyond. He has followed in the footsteps of his heroes Lennon and Dylan to London’s Tin Pan Alley and the Chelsea Hotel, soaking up experience evident in his urgent live conviction. The crafted intimacy of his debut album catches much of the mature musical control and adult yearning that already sets him apart.
Having teamed up with Bonehead (Oasis) to create a new band, Phoneys & The Freaks in 2014, and releasing an EP through the seminal Cherry Red label and playing a number of major festivals, Alex has spent much of the last year honing and recording his new album in Berlin with Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) which will see the light of day at the end of 2016 on Anton’s ‘A’ Recordings label.
Alex’s latest single ‘Lonely Kid’, is available now on all major digital download and streaming platforms. The release comes backed with acoustic track ‘The Great Deprived’, recorded live at Monnow Valley Studios.
“Played and sung with such vigour and conviction it just sweeps you up and carries you along” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
“He walks it like he talks it; the guy is the real deal” – Ralph Mclean (BBC Radio Ulster)
“Alex Lipinski channels the best tones of John Lennon and Roy Orbison and makes them his own. His writing is crisp, confessional and superb” – (Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine).
“Lipinski’s future looks bright. He’s got the voice, the songs, and youth on his side” – Mick Taylor (Guitarist Magazine)
“Lipinski has a masterpiece of an album here” – Lisa Torem (Penny Black Music)