‘Devil in the Detail’ available now here!

Released June 11, 2016

A Lonely Crowd :
Luke Ancell – Guitars, piano
Scott Ancell – Drums, percussion, programming
Xen Havales – Vocals
Lachlan Kirkbright – Bass’Devil in the Detail’
Copyright A Lonely Crowd 2016
Released worldwide through Birds Robe Records
Recorded/produced by A Lonely Crowd
Mixed/produced by David Carr at Rangemaster, Melbourne
Mastered by Martin Pullan at Edensound, Melbourne
Photographs by Steven Kuiter at Wildlife Photographics
Album design by Scott Ancell

1. Free Fall – music by A Lonely Crowd, lyrics by Xen Havales
2. Elevate – music by A Lonely Crowd and Shane Lieber, lyrics by Xen Havales
3. Electric Sheep – music by Scott Ancell
4. Sun Bail – music by A Lonely Crowd, lyrics by Xen Havales
5. Re-Rez RAM – music by Scott Ancell
6. Taken Over – music by A Lonely Crowd, lyrics by Xen Havales
7. The Owls are not what they Seem – music by Luke and Scott Ancell
8. Fire Away – Music by Luke Ancell, Xen Havales and Lachlan Kirkbright, lyrics by Xen Havales
9. Devil in the Detail- music by Brendan Colbert and Scott Ancell
10. All the Colours – music by A Lonely Crowd, lyrics by Xen Havales

Thanks to Bob Ancell, Karen Ancell, Belinda Ancell, Brendan Colbert, Shane Lieber, David Carr, Martin Pullan, Steve Kuiter, Mike Solo, Chris ‘Pojama People’ Pearson, Tomas Fitzgerald, Damien Piekacz, Gary Smith, Trent Menassa, bands we’ve played with, and everyone that has ever come see us play live.



Hey all! Thought we should give you a bit of an update of whats going on with ALC at the moment. We have been working on a mini album for a while now, and have tracked 99% of it so far, with intentions to take it to get produced, mixed and mastered soon. Lachlan Kirkbright is our newest member, tackling the bass duties and will also be on the upcoming third release. To give you a taste of what to expect from the mini album, check out ‘Elevate’ (Live @ Bakehouse) here:


As we approach 2014 we are beyond thrilled to announce that our second album ‘Transients’ will be released through Bird’s Robe Records!  It’s been two and a half years of blood, sweat and harmonic minors working towards the creation and release of our second album, and it is truly humbling to be joining a community of artists and friends whom we have a huge amount of respect for.  Mike Solo and Bird’s Robe are fiercely determined advocates of the acts they works with and they have made huge inroads towards getting our amazing music scene the recognition it deserves.  Please stay tuned for the announcement of our album launch in early 2014!

New Single ‘The Fall’ Premiering TONIGHT!

Want to get your first taste of our upcoming album? Tune in to Chris Pearson’s show ‘Po-Jama People’ on PBS 106.7FM from 10pm tonight to hear the premiere of “The Fall”, the very first single from our new album! This choice cut will also be featured on the Progfest compilation CD and will be available as a free download on our Bandcamp page after our show this coming Saturday at Progfest Melbourne.

'The Fall' Single


We are excited to announce that we’re are playing Progfest Melbourne and Progfest Brisbane this August thanks to Tim at Welkin Entertainment. We have never played in Queensland before, so to be playing at such a great festival for the first time there is fantastic! We are also planning to release a single very soon, so stay tuned!


For tickets to Progfest Melbourne contact us at

Final Show for 2013, maybe forever…?

Celebrate the end of the world in style with an apocalyptic throwdown of live music at the Bendigo Hotel, Friday December 21st! Headlining will be the cataclysmic curators of creative cacophonies, A Lonely Crowd, supported by masters of disaster Cat or Pillar, Jarek and The Feel Goods. Entry is only $12 and hey let’s face it, it’s not like you’ll need your cash ever again after the world ends! So throw the proverbial bird to the Mayans and embrace the armageddon by indulging in a great night of tunes at the Bendigo Hotel (125 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC)!
Set Times:
A LONELY CROWD 11.30pm – 12.30am
CAT OR PILLAR 10.30pm – 11.10pm
JAREK 9.30pm – 10.10pm
THE FEEL GOODS 8.30pm – 9.10pm
Doors 8pm

Playing Acoustic & Being Interviewed on Radio RPP 98.7FM, TONIGHT!

We’re going to be featured on local radio RPP 98.7FM tonight (Friday 30th November) on Casper Davies’ “Stimulus Package” program.
The show kicks off at 10:15pm (Melbourne time) and we will be playing a few songs “live” acoustically. Casper will also be interviewing us and spinning some tracks off our album ‘User Hostile’.

This show will be available to stream online at for anyone interstate/overseas. Time Zone Converter: