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Competition: Win tickets to see Allie X at the Academy in Dublin

GCN has two pairs of tickets to give away to see multi-platinum singer Allie X at her headline gig in Dublin!

Photo of singer Allie X in a red dress and white gloves, she will be performing in Dublin!

Multi-platinum singer Allie X is performing a headline gig at The Academy in Dublin this May, and GCN has two pairs of tickets to the Sunday, May 26 show to give away to two lucky readers!

Pop savant Allie X has been praised for her incredible voice, multimedia artistic endeavours, and engaging live performances. Her fourth album, Girl With No Face, has been described as “a maniacal journey into the mind of an artist who just spent three years in isolation”.

The alt pop record was inspired by the early 80’s British experimentalism and the new wave scene, and the album cover art shows Allie clutching a cracked paper mache replica of her own face.

Allie said: “The best comparison I can make is intentionally locking yourself in a room and sitting in front of a mirror…” she added: “you get to know yourself intimately, you see your own ugliness, your limitations, your pain. It’s terrifying and enlightening all at once. A total ego fuck.”

With songs like You Slept on Me and Off With Her Tits, X said: “This record documents an intense struggle for power and control – creatively, professionally, mentally and physically,” but her signature “deranged Disney-princess pop sensibility” still seeps through.

X added: “I always need a bit of camp, it counterbalances the dark thoughts in a necessary way.”



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GCN was lucky enough to chat with Allie X about her upcoming album which Allie said taught her that she is stubborn, sensitive, and angry.

When asked about how it feels to be the solitary producer, writer and creative voice for Girl With No Face, Allie said: “It feels great! It definitely took a toll on me though. I’m really tired now and a bit tapped. ” she added: “It made me trust myself more and I know I’ll be proud of this when I’m lying in my death bed.”

When it comes to emerging back into the public eye, she said: “I feel validated by people listening to my music and watching me perform. So in that way it feels good. In other ways, I feel a pressure to keep up with everyone else again, to adapt to the modern ways of content making, and I don’t enjoy that pressure.”

Allie said her Dublin show is going to feel the closest to a live rock show. She said: “That sounds kind of cheesy I know, but there is something raw and rebellious about this album that seems to translate well to a live show.”

Tickets for the Dublin gig are available now from €28.00, but for a chance to win a free pair of tickets, simply answer the following question:

What is the name of Allie X’s fourth album?


The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Winners will be contacted directly and shared on social media.

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