Alela Diane plays The Button Factory with Cian Nugent on Sunday night & we’ve a couple of tickets for you to win.
Alela Diane is a homebody by nature. The Portland-based, Nevada City-bred musician, though traveled the world over, is most at peace within audible range of a crackling fire and her cat’s paws padding across the wood floors of her creaky Victorian residence. And although her methods thus far have echoed this aspect of her being—from fashioning hand-sewn CD jackets for The Pirate’s Gospel, to nearly spit-shining 2009’s To Be Still in her Dad’s studio—the reach of her success has spanned quite a bit further. In a time of pitiful sales charts, The Pirates Gospel went Gold in France, establishing Miss Diane a hearty European following. And while the US was just beginning to catch on, Alela had already broken ground on a new album.
However, let it be known; this is not your typical Alela Diane record. There is no banjo plucked and drenched in ghostly reverb, no violin wielded like fine china at your chest cavity, no chiffon blowing curiously in the wind and most importantly, nothing vaguely freaky going on that goes beyond the inevitable waxing and waning of the moon. Rather, there comes a time when artistic pursuits warrant a new approach—one that reflects personal growth and its continued path—and therein lies the root base of the expanded sounds of Alela Diane and Wild Divine, released worldwide on Rough Trade Records.
Sunday 2nd October 2011
The Button Factory – Curved St, Temple Bar – Dublin 2.
Doors – 7:30pm
Tickets €15 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster and usual outlets. www.ticketmaster.ie
To be in with a chance of nabbing the tickets just fire off a quick email with ALELADIANETICKETSPLEASE as the subject to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your thumped.com username & your real name, by midnight tonight (Thursday).