Staying true to the saying ‘good things come in threes’, today AYLA announces her second EP Let’s Talk Monday (out January 12), new single ‘Porcelain Doll’ and an East Coast tour presented by Rare Finds.
Premiering via Goodnights with Linda on triple j, ‘Porcelain Doll’ is AYLA’s most matter-of-fact release to date – almost a direct letter. Riffing on her alabaster skin, AYLA remarks, “I’m pretty pale… I’ve been called a porcelain doll by a few people, but it was just one that I wrote this song to,” she says. “The songs I write are usually more of a mixture of different thoughts, or more metaphorical, but this one is pretty direct language, just talking.”
Flexing her growth as a writer across not just on ‘Porcelain Doll’ but the entirety of Let’s Talk Monday, AYLA teamed up with super-human team, co-writer Glenn Sarangapany (Birds of Tokyo) producer Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music) and mixer Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka, Kim Churchill, Angus & Julia Stone). Exploring techniques new to AYLA including writing and recording on electric guitar and vocal layering as instrumentation has helped expand the possibilities of her sound – as well as breathing new life into previously dormant tracks such as the six-year-old ‘Cry Honey, Cry’. The result is a release that blossoms with uniqueness and shimmers with a maturity far beyond the Sunshine Coast songstress’ years. For AYLA though, the six tracks mark a natural progression from debut EP When The World Ends, journaling pivotal realisations and anecdotes in her life. Opening with the familiar ‘Shallow End’, the EP offers a taster before diving deep into AYLA’s 2016 anthem for being different in ‘Like The Other Kids’. What follows are a four previously unreleased tracks documenting themes such as; love and commitment (‘Porcelain Doll’), friend connection vs emotional connection (‘New Furniture’) and a nod to winter romance (‘Too Cold For June’).
Currently performing for sold out crowds as national support for Kim Churchill’s Weight Falls album tour, with an upcoming Brisbane support alongside San Cisco, AYLA embarks on a national headline tour of her own in January. Pairing up with local taste-maker promoters Rare Finds, AYLA launches her Let’s Talk Monday EP at three very special shows up and down the East Coast in January to kick off a national club-night series from the Sydney collective.
AYLA’s single ‘Porcelain Doll’ is out now. Let’s Talk Monday is released January 12 via Caroline Australia. Tickets for AYLA’s East Coast shows presented by Rare Finds are FREE via registration.
ALL TICKETS & INFO AT AYLALIVE.COM
FRI 12 JAN | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD
w/ Royal & The Southern Echo, Asha Jefferies and DJ Tom Bloomfield
FRI 19 JAN | THE PENNY BLACK, MELBOURNE VIC
w/ Otious, Magnets and British India DJ’s
SAT 20 JAN | OAF GALLERY BAR, SYDNEY NSW
w/ Aikonawena, The Longboys and Rare Finds DJ’s
KIM CHURCHILL WEIGHT FALLS ALBUM TOUR
THU 26 OCT | Solbar, Maroochydore
FRI 27 OCT | Soundlounge, Gold Coast
SAT 28 OCT | The Triffid, Brisbane
THU 23 NOV | The Triffid, Brisbane | Supporting San Cisco