Alex Cameron is an Australian musician, singer and songwriter from Sydney, Australia. He is best known for his solo career, a high-concept act in which Cameron adopts the persona of failed entertainer. He is also a member of the electronica act Seekae. During live performances, Cameron is often joined by saxophonist Roy Molloy.
Cameron independently released his debut album, Jumping the Shark, for free on his website in 2013. After catching the attention of indie rock duo Foxygen at a concert in Paris, Cameron toured with Mac DeMarco, Kevin Morby and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In 2016, Secretly Canadian reissued the album to a wider audience and growing cult fanbase.
Regarding his adopted persona of that of a failed musician, Cameron notes, "I write about the outlier, the table-for-one guy, the guy whose life is a constellation of microscopic tragedies. Failure has been underexplored in music. My characters come from a place where ambition, crippling self-doubt and tragedy intersect."
After releasing his debut album, Jumping the Shark, for free on his website, and physically through Siberia Records, Cameron attracted the attention of indie rock duo Foxygen while performing at David Lynch's Parisian club, Silencio. While on tour with Kevin Morby, in April 2016, the label Secretly Canadian announced they had signed Cameron and would be re-releasing Jumping the Sharp in August 2016. Upon the announcement, Cameron issued the following statement: "Its 2016, and its time for Alex Cameron. Entertainer. Showman. Shaman. Side by side with his business partner and saxophonist, Roy Molloy, the duo are a living and breathing story of success told through the internet; unedited, unscripted, and, up until now, to a dedicated audience of no one. Thanks to the good people at Secretly Canadian that is about to change."
- Jumping the Shark (2013)
- The Sound of Trees Falling on People (2008)
- +Dome (2011)
- The Worry (2014)