Adalita came into her own as a solo artist in 2011, releasing her self-titled debut album to effusive critical acclaim. The Age dubbed the LP ‘a landmark Australian release’, awarding it four and a half stars, as it shot into the ARIA Albums Chart at #23. Adalita scooped the AIR Award for Best Independent Release that same year, and was also shortlisted for the coveted Australian Music Prize, while Adalita herself was nominated for the Best Female Artist award at the ARIAs.
The album marked a new chapter in an already successful career for Adalita, thrilling fans of her former band, the iconic, trail-blazing, Magic Dirt.
In 2013, Adalita released her second solo album, All Day Venus. Effortlessly treading the line between personal reflection and universal observation, the album’s twelve tracks were dark, brooding and unflinchingly honest, creating an album that popped with pent-up energy and physicality. All Day Venus saw Adalita working with a band for the first time since her Magic Dirt days, and continued to reinforce her standing as one of Australia’s most respected and credible local artists.
We’re excited to see what the next chapter in Adalita’s wonderful story will bring.