Alex moved back to New York City, where she produced and released her debut EP Sticky Butterfly, in spring 2010. With its powerful vocal performance, unique sound, and fearless lyrical content, Sticky Butterfly introduced a new sonic chapter of Alex Kelly’s music. The EP was featured on Channel 7 WKBW, Carma Dee TV, Z100 New Radio, Afropunk.com and distributed through iTunes (worldwide), Amazonmp3.com (in the US and UK) and various other social media retailers. Later that year, Sony Creative Software launched a remix contest/campaign for the EP’s first single and video “Funky Hydrophonic”, hosted by Acidplanet.com. In addition, the New Music Seminar nominated Alex for the 2011 AOV List.
For her live shows, Alex Kelly with DJ Lopro and (pILLOW tHEORY’s) guitarist Kelsey Warren formed an eclectic electro-rock trio. The band honed their craft performing at underground art galleries and exclusive parties to display their unique blend of performance art, visuals and sound. These smaller niche shows paved the way to larger, trendy New York City venues such as Webster Hall, Bowery Electric and Arlene’s Grocery.
In June 2012 Alex Kelly will release her debut full length album entitled Orange Circle. To expand on her sound, Alex collaborated with Kelsey Warren and engineer Justin Rose. The sassy dance-rock title track “Orange Circle”, is the first single to be released in May. The band will see the addition of DJ Tiger and Howard Alper on drums this coming show season. The Orange Circle album release party will take place on June 25, 2012 at The Bowery Electric, NYC.