Lunchbox #9: Adalita
After making its Sydney bow with a performance by Gareth Liddiard in December, the M+N Lunchbox series returns to Melbourne next week with a free show by Adalita.
The frontwoman of Geelong’s iconic Magic Dirt will be playing songs from her debut self-titled solo album from 1pm on March 11 at our new Lunchbox home, The Workers Club in Fitzroy. The Workers have kindly offered to host the series in their bandroom – they’ll be opening the windows for that daytime “warehouse” feel – and they’ll also be offering a sausage sizzle and cheap beers on the day.
Out Friday (March 4) through Liberation, Adalita was co-produced by Magic Dirt bassist Dean Turner, who passed away from a rare form of cancer in 2009. It features guest contributions from Raúl Sanchez (guitar), Amaya Laucirica and multi-instrumental JP Shilo (Hungry Ghosts, Rowland S Howard). In a soon-to-be-published interview with M+N, Adalita spoke at length about Turner’s involvement in the early recordings of the album.
“[The album] is all about Dean for me,” she said, “and honouring our creative teamwork and his initial idea of me doing the solo thing. This is an extension of our relationship – he’s immortalised through it now, and in Magic Dirt and in everything that he did.”
The full interview will be published on M+N next week.
Adalita’s performance will be recorded for later consumption on M+N TV. Past Lunchbox acts have included Dan Kelly, Pikelet, Lost Animal, Circle Pit, Otouto and Denim Owl. Check out photos, videos and news about upcoming events at our dedicated Lunchbox page.
LUNCHBOX SERIES #9: ADALITA
Friday, March 11, 1pm
Workers Club, 51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy