This December, formidable rock icon Adalita will share her much-anticipated third solo album,Inland,and to celebrate the release will launch the album with shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Shimmering with introspection, the record bristles with raw emotion, cerebral lyrics, and her trademark kick-in-the-guts guitar. This dynamic new work is a layered exploration of self, a tribute to a certain time and place, an analysis of infatuation and obsession, and a celebration of the empowerment of letting go. An array of powerhouse musician friends feature, including multi-instrumentalist (and producer and co-producer on three tracks) Marty Brown, Matt Bailey, Dan McKay, Laura Jean Englert, rising stars Ivy and Mabel Windred-Wornes, and the legendary Mick Harvey.
Adalita’s self-titled debut album launched her solo career in 2011, to rave reviews and packed houses on her subsequent national tour. That year was a big one, with national support slots for Blondie and The Pretenders, a special performance for His Holiness The Dalai Lama, and accolades including Best Independent Album at the Australian Independent Record (AIR) Awards and a shortlisting for the Australian Music Prize. In 2013 her follow up albumAll Day Venuselevated her rapidly rising popularity, and secured a 2014 ARIA Award nomination for Best Female Artist as well as The Age/Music Victoria award for Best Female.The COVID years haven’t slowed Adalita down. Her web-based Sunday Sessions were a huge hit in 2021 with fans in lockdown. She’s now returned to live shows around the country, including various regional and festival appearances, a slate of Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan tribute shows, and a performance at the most remote festival in the world, the Big Red Bash.Adalita has also rekindled her creative journey with Magic Dirt, who reformed in 2018 to the delight of their loyal fanbase, having garnered nine ARIA Award nominations and secured four Top 40 releases on the ARIA Albums Chart the first time around.