So It Goes (single)

by Ali E

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So It Goes is the first single from Ali E's debut album 'Landless' to be released in early 2012.

"You’ve probably seen Ali Edmonds around most parts playing bass for Damn Terran and doing stuff for her other projects Little Athletics and Ferry Tails. She also runs a great zine called Death of a Scenester. Many, many 90’s comforts about ‘So It Goes’. This is probably a little time machine for some of you to the earlier part of the last decade when JJJ didn’t playlist chicks trying to out-do each other’s best Kate Bush impression. More drums would give this a bigger backbone, but there’s something to be said for those pared back riffs which show off some great songwriting. It’s hard to shake those PJ pointers too. If Ali tees up a tour with Adalita and Amaya, I will be a very happy soul."
- Melissa Tan, (

"Headliner Ali E starts her set solo, making use of a looping pedal to add incremental layers to her songs, which seem to be part of that grungy, sugar-free, bittersweet ilk of Cat Power circa You Are Free. Her solid background in the local music scene (playing in bands Little Athletics, Ferry Tails and Damn Terran) shows – despite her (appropriately) unaffected vocals, she comes across as a guitarist first, singer second. In parts, she seems to shun her place in the limelight to concentrate on a riff. However, it's kind of refreshing to watch: something exotic in the field of noxious-if-pretty mic-flowers blooming everywhere. Ali E's So It Goes is stealthily contagious and she brings up a backing band to compliment the harmonies and instrumental backing of the song. With the backing band in tow in general, she seems to slip out of the dark PJ Harvey-style category and more into a country/folk genre. My friend prefers this, but this scribe enjoys her solo stuff more. All in all the set is a step toward establishing Ali E's musical ability as the new solo act in town."
- Alice Body, Live Review, Inpress Magazine



released November 11, 2011
Written by Ali E
Vox and guitar - Ali E
Drums - Brad Rusbridge
Recorded and mixed by Brooke Penrose
Mastered at Crystal Mastering


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Ali E Melbourne, Australia

"There is an unmistakable and alluring Australian gothic feel to much of Ali E's music – a ruddy country sound with a post-punk attitude." Inpress

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