New Single, Virginia, Released – North American Tour Dates Announced
Australian singer-songwriter Jamie-Lee Dimes has released her latest single “Virginia,” a protest anthem which hits back at the infamous 2017 rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia – a marching, alt-folk love letter that seeks to reclaim the state from its recent history and spark the conversation needed to reassess the current political climate.
This month, Jamie-Lee will be performing at SXSW as part of their official artist showcase and will take to the main stage during SXSW’s Aussie BBQ before heading coast to coast to play intimate shows in New York and Los Angeles. Full routing below.
Working on her debut studio album and making music spurred by a need to ignite conversations, ideas, and change, Jamie-Lee’s “Virginia” follows on the heels of the recently unveiled “Release Me.” The video which pays tribute to Australia’s natural beauty in the wake of the recent bush fires, and wrestles with complex feelings of discrimination to provide a voice for those in society who might not have one in a landscape where the stakes are higher than ever.
An eclectic artist with a global perspective fueled by wanderlust and writing sessions all over the world, Jamie-Lee infuses her unique blend of nostalgic 60s rock and dreamy, melancholic folk with activism to draw inspiration from revolutionary artists such as PattiSmith, CatPower, KimGordon, PJHarvey, GraceSlick, and more. Creating moody ethereal soundscapes, such as those featured on her atmospheric and cinematic 2016 EP Liminality, Jamie-Lee recently wrapped an international tour in support of her previously released singles “Waste of Time,” a reminder to walk forward on the path of uncertainty, and “Hide in My Head.” Both singles, alongside Liminality, reflect her experiences living and studying dance in New York City, eventually merging Australian studies in music, classical ballet, drama, and contemporary choreography into her songwriting and music.
North American Tour Dates
Mar 16-22 SXSW, Austin TX
Mar 19 Lucilles (Aussie BBQ SXSW showcase), Austin TX
Mar 21 Victorian Room at the Driskill (Official SXSW showcase), Austin TX
Mar 26 Berlin, New York NY
Mar 29 Rockwood Music Hall, New York NY
Apr 07 Club Tee Tee, Los Angeles CA
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