Ali Barter

5 April 2013

Richmond, Melbourne


Ali Barter is an Australian singer-songwriter, destined for things much bigger than she knows.

We had the pleasure of capturing her perform her song ‘Marigold’ alongside Oscar Dawson and Jack William on a sunny afternoon.  After the release of her debut EP ‘Trip’ last year, Ali has received well deserved national attention, namely extensive triple j radio play of her song ‘Run You Down’ as well as winning the triple j Unearthed competition to open Melbourne’s Laneway Festival in 2013.

In 2012 Ali Barter attended Laneway festival as a spectator and saw Feist and Laura Marling play.  At this point in time, she says she had no plans to record an EP and would never have dreamed of playing the same festival a year later.  Laneway Fesitval has been a highlight of her emerging career; specifically being on the same bill as Bat for Lashes.

Like many of the artists we film for Large Noises, Ali Barter has been singing since she was just a wee one.  Having been classically trained through school and singing in a choir for a decade, Ali only started writing music and playing guitar when she was 22 years old.  Ali soon created a name for herself in the local Melbourne music scene; playing open mic nights and gigs around town.  This is how we found out about her.

Influenced by the likes of Cat Power, Laura Marling, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, Ali has developed her own take on music; what can only be described as “folky indie pop.”  With an eager and positive attitude, the young singer-songwriter hopes to collaborate with several likeminded musicians in her career.

We get the feeling the young lass doesn’t quite know what’s around the corner for her. We have visions of Ali taking the world by storm, touring the UK, Europe and America and developing a loyal fan base.  Ali has just the right sound and energy to take her music worldwide.

We can’t wait to see it happen!

Ali plans to record her debut album this year.  You can check out her gigs and keep up to date on her Facebook page and buy her debut EP on Bandcamp at

Words by Charlotte Abroms.