Contributor | Adalita


Adalita, lead singer of seminal band Magic Dirt, has been one of Australia’s most respected and influential artists for nearly two decades. You may well have grown up with her music, watching it evolve from the freeform distortion-drenched darkness in the early 90’s to the confident, poised rock’n’roll of ‘Girl’. Or you might be a new fan, just beginning to explore her solo work released under her own name, dynamic and introspective.

The release of Adalita’s eponymous debut album in 2011 marked the advent of a remarkable new phase in an already illustrious career. The stark and heartfelt album earned Adalita an AMP Award nomination and an AIR Award for Best Independent Album. In 2013, Adalita’s second album ‘All Day Venus’ blitzed the music scene, landing her an Age/Music Victoria award just a month after its release. Closing out 2014, Adalita delivered a stirring keynote speech at the annual AIR Awards and received an ARIA Award Nomination for Best Female Artist.