The past two years have been a roller coaster for David Dallas. He signed to underground powerhouse Duck Down Music in 2011, releasing second album The Rose Tint in the US soon after. He also short listed for New Zealand’s highest songwriting accolade, the Taite Prize.
Not wanting to rest on laurels, the start of 2013 saw Dallas enter the studio with production whizz kids Fire & Ice; note book in hand. Diamonds are made under pressure and in four months, Dallas had twelve unparalleled finished tracks to put his name to. D.Dot talks a big game but he’s still a storyteller.
Themes on the new album “Falling Into Place” range from epic Django Unchained tales of escape on first single Runnin‘, to his tribute to the streets of South Auckland, Southside.
On The Wire and The Gate he collaborates with alt. pop icon Ruby Frost, the tracks bookending the album (both songs had been demo-ed a year before ‘that’ TV show, to quell any notions of bandwagon-jumping). Elsewhere in the tracklisting, up-and comers Spycc and Rokske rub shoulders with long time wingmen Sid Diamond, Mareko, PNC and US superstar rapper Freddie Gibbs.
David Dallas is just about to perform 4 massive dates in Australia, kicking off Wednesday in Perth, followed by dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. This is one you do not wan’t to miss. Get tickets now.