Australian songwriter Mia Dyson is celebrating Australia Day abroad but sending back her latest Australian-inspired video clip ‘Tearing Up The Lawn’ which premieres today.
Shot in the beachside, concrete wasteland of Sunken City in San Pedro, California – a city that was abandoned 85 years ago after a landslide caused the area to sink – and backlit by the Pacific Ocean, ‘Tearing Up The Lawn’ is a statement about a teenagers fear of becoming stuck in the dullness of neighbourhood living and the repercussions that it creates.
After touring across America, Dyson will be returning home to Australia, with a run of special shows in March to celebrate the release of her forthcoming EP Right There.
Featuring ‘Tearing Up the Lawn’, the EP follows up her 2014 album Idylwild which saw her take out the J Award for Double J Artist of the Year and continued her rise both here at home and in the US.
The Right There EP was co-written by Dyson and her husband over the past year and a half, after they had worked on a track around a selection of her partner’s poetry.
“My husband Karl and I have been writing together for over a year, since I put one of his poems to music,” says Dyson. “We loved the process to much that the entire EP was written together.”
The Right There tour follows up a successful run of shows with The Waifs last year and will also include visits to some of her favourite festivals including Port Fairy.
“This will be my first headline tour in more than a year at home so I’m really excited to be returning, especially with some new songs in tow which I’m super proud of,” notes Dyson. “’Tearing Up the Lawn’ got an amazing response when we dropped it for the Waifs shows last year and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest of the EP.”
Right There is released February 12 through MGM Distribution.
MIA DYSON RIGHT THERE NATIONAL TOUR 2016
March 9 – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
March 10 – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
March 11 – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs VIC
March 12/13 – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy VIC
March 16 – Mojos, Fremantle WA
March 17 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
March 18 – Estonia Brunswick, Melbourne VIC