by Jake McKenzie
photo by Cara Robbins
After Alex Cameron self-produced his debut Jumping the Shark, the Sydney, Australia native caught the attention of Foxygen and subsequently toured with everyone from Mac DeMarco to Kevin Morby and Angel Olsen. After striking up a friendship with Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Cameron co-composed five tracks for the band’s fifth album, Wonderful Wonderful. Claiming that “Failure has been underexplored in music,” Cameron has crafted and cultivated a stage persona of a failed entertainer with a commitment to theatrics that is something to behold. He only takes interviews from the inside of a run-down bowling alley, and is often joined onstage by his “business partner” and saxophonist Roy Malloy. Even in private interviews, it’s tough to tell where the character ends and the actual human being begins. But one thing is clear: Alex Cameron’s carefully cultivated weirdness is absolutely meant to be seen on stage.