Starting the new year with a bang, today AYLA releases second EP Let’s Talk Monday – OUT NOW – and kicks off an East Coast tour, presented by Rare Finds.
Let’s Talk Monday sees AYLA flex her growth as a songwriter, teaming 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’).
The EP’s lead track, ‘Porcelain Doll‘ premiered via Goodnights with Linda on triple j and is AYLA’s most matter-of-fact release to date. Its relatable message has resonated, with the track added to triple j spot rotation it’s been the soundtrack to summer for many.
Tonight, AYLA embarks on a national headline tour of her own. 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. AYLA is joined at all shows by JEFFE for her debut shows. Performing her debut single ‘WHOEVER YOU LOVE, i’m COOL’, JEFFE is one of the only artists to receive a five star review from Richard Kingsmill on triple j Unearthed in 2017. AYLA’s headline tour leads the charge for the first national club-night series from the Sydney collective.
Let’s Talk Monday is OUT NOW via Caroline Australia. Tickets for AYLA’s East Coast shows presented by Rare Finds are on sale now.
Rare Finds Presents
LET’S TALK MONDAY EP TOUR
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
PRAISE FOR AYLA
‘Ayla, seems to already be flying along in the pop stardom express.’
– Rolling Stone
‘This makes me think of what would happen if you put Florence, Lorde and Lana Del Ray in a room together!’
– KLP, triple j
“Ayla has an incredible knack for making it all sound so effortless. Every song is a winner.’
– Max Quinn, triple j