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ALEX THE ASTRONAUT - supporting Vera Blue

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'I Like To Dance', the new song launched on triple j from Sydney artist Alex The Astronaut, tells the story of an unnamed, hypothetical woman who experiences violence at the hands of her partner.

“You scream ‘Why don’t you leave!’ / My kids are two and three / I just can’t pay for what they need / We both know he’d find me,” Alex sings.


This song isn't Alex's story: she wrote the song after a social encounter with a magistrate, who told Alex that he saw a devastating amount of cases of domestic violence each week. Alex spoke to her friends and realised how many of them had experienced domestic violence themselves.

One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence; one woman a week is murdered by a current or former partner. With this story, Alex zooms in on the experience of the women behind those statistics and brings into view the women who should be known for their strength, kindness, talents, and dreams, not the violence that they've experienced.

As this is a sensitive subject, Alex asks that any Australian media include 1800 RESPECT https://www.1800respect.org.au (the domestic violence hotline for Australia), when posting about the song.  

For more info/tickets, head to: https://www.alextheastronaut.com/show


7.30 - 8.30pm Thursday, 12 September, 2019


Astor Theatre Perth
659 Beaufort St
Mt Lawley, Western Australia


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