In 2016, 23-year old artist/producer Annika Schmarsel, better known as Alice Ivy, released a pair of singles, the cinematic “Touch” and soul-soaked “Almost Here” which collectively amassed 900,000 plays on Spotify and saw the Melbourne-based beatmaker draw comparisons to fellow sample-fiends one of her greatest influences, The Avalanches.
Alice Ivy’s musical output was compounded by near constant touring numbering more than forty shows by year’s end having completed two Australian headline tours, maiden dates in the USA and Singapore and a slew of summer festivals including Strawberry Fields, Paradise, Queenscliff, Listen Out and NYE On The Hill. Her September showcase at BIGSOUND in Brisbane was widely reported as one of the best of the conference by triple j, Purple Sneakers and The Herald Sun.
“Alice Ivy was pure joy... think old-school Kanye, The Avalanches and Mark Ronson rolled into one.” - triple j
This month, in the midst of a mammoth 18-date national tour supporting Urthboy & Joyride, Alice Ivy reveals the new single “Get Me A Drink” featuring Sydney’s E^ST and Melbourne rapper Charlie Threads on shared vocal duties. “Get Me A Drink” is due for official release on Spotify & iTunes on Thursday March 9 and will be the first of many musical offerings from Alice Ivy in 2017 including a debut album. For a full list of upcoming dates, including the inaugural Pitch Festival head to aliceivymusic.net