Alec Eiffel
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Alec Eiffel


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"Perfect Union single review"

"Happily doing some genre straddling that on first few listens may include folk, some warm electronica, and even some alt. country among the understated noise, Mr Eiffel – 19th century French civil engineer and of the eponymous Tower, or maybe here the alter-ego of a certain Fragment (Ahem! Unsubtle hint warning!) of the intelligent end of the Sydney indie scene – makes a bedroom record with depth and thought to it.

Phenomenal pop sense mixes with an assurance that he really does know what he’s doing musically, resulting in one of those little hidden gems to revel in. Luminous.”

Ross Clelland, Drum Media, August 2006
- The Drum Media, Sydney


Perfect Union single released as promo-only radio release in July 2006.



We start in 1889. A name steeped in culture and history, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a rather stuffy French civil engineer, who, in his prime, knocked off a couple of monuments including the Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal and the internal structure of the Statue of Liberty.

Cut to 1991. Black Francis (aka Charles Thompson, Frank Black) digs up a little history while sightseeing and Alec Eiffel becomes a song on the Pixies’ final album, Trompe Le Monde. (“Pioneer of aerodynamics, little Eiffel, little Eiffel.”)

Cut to 2006. Folk ballads, swinging pop declarations and countrified laments are pouring from the very being of our troubled troubadour, Australian songwriter Piers Twomey. He needs a name to call his own. Alec Eiffel fits like an old shirt he always had but rarely wore.

Cut to 1981. Young Alec and his family leave the safety and comfort of a cap-gun childhood in the UK and Europe. They head to Sydney to get some sun. Favourite song: Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison.

Cut to 1987. Time to move again, this time Boston, Massachusetts is the destination. Alec is turned on to guitars, middle school, pot and girls in tight jumpers. Life is never the same. His first band is called Languid Walrus. Favourite song: Uncle John’s Band by the Grateful Dead.

Cut to 1990. Back to Sydney to finish school and grow up as best he can. More playing in bands. Less snow. Favourite song: I Bleed by the Pixies.


Alec grew up on a steady parental diet of Ray Davies, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly. He’s since enjoyed several epiphanies with the discovery of artists like Tom Waits, Bert Jansch and Will Oldham. He also counts artists such as Teenage Fanclub, Neil Young and The Magnetic Fields among his very favourites.

Alec Eiffel is currently recording his debut album at new studio the Anthouse in Chippendale, Sydney. Instruments on the songs include finger picked acoustic guitar, trumpet, synth, tack piano, cello, glockenspiel, saxophone, slide guitar, bells and chains. Alec sings about perfect love, broken glass, memory crimes, suitcases, crows and motor dreams. Go see him, he’s good. Favourite song: To Ramona by Bob Dylan.