Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Adalita (Magic Dirt) Solo Debut & Tour news.

The goddess of Australian rock is set to release her debut album through Liberation on March 4th. Magic Dirt's Adalita has an awesome career behind her with some of Australia's best releases from the band. The last couple of years have seen her play a handful of solo gigs leading up to a National support slot with Blondie and The Pretenders in December of last year. She released the 'Hot Air' EP on November 26th and had been steadily working toward finalising the release of the album. I'm sure it's been a long road after losing her long time friend and band mate Dean Turner who also worked with her on the recording of the album. I interviewed Adalita before her Empress solo show on 31st July and asked her how she felt finshing the album "So it feels like a big weight is just about to be lifted off cause its been really hard work getting it all together. Every step of the way its been very hard work but worth it."

Her solo gigs have been some of the best I have ever been to. The raw emotion that fills the room and completely captivates your attention is overwhelming and such a pleasure to be a part of. The songs are personal and Adalita puts so much more of herself out there without the band behind her. It is something that everyone should witness.

To conincide with the release of her debut, there is also a string of tour dates with special guest Amaya Laucirica, another Melbourne singer-songwriter. Amaya is Melbourne's very own Hope Sandoval and is just beautiful to hear.

Grab a copy of the EP now. It features 'Hot Air', taken from the solo album, 'Fur Seal' and 'Taxi Club', two unreleased new tracks and 'Wrapped Up', a cover of an Eddy Current Suppression Ring song.

Adalita & Amaya tour dates:
Thursday 24 March - The Great Northern, Byron Bay
Friday 25 March - Old Museum, Brisbane
Saturday 26 March - Miami Tavern, Gold Coast
Friday 1 April   - The Loft, Warrnambool
Saturday 2 April - ECU Bowls club, Mt Lawley
Sunday 3 April - Indi bar, Scarborough
Thursday 7 April - Bended Elbow, Geelong
Friday 8 April - Karova Lounge , Ballarat
Saturday 9 April - Toff In Town, Melbourne
Thursday 14 April - Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday 15 April - The Great Northern, Newcastle
Saturday 16 April - Sandringham Hotel , Sydney
Sunday 17 April - Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba
Wednesday 20 April - Irish Murphy’s, Launceston
Thursday 21 April - Republic Bar, Hobart
Thursday 5 May - Grace Emily, Adelaide

Adalita on Myspace.
Amaya Laucirica.com.
Check out the Something Sweet solo reviews for The Retreat // The Empress & The Empress interview.

1 comment:

JK said...

Wonder if she'll ever come over to Europe?!