Cathy Adams

Mia Dyson to play at Mullum Music Fest as part of tour

AUSSIE singer-songwriter Mia Dyson will appear at the Mullum Music Festival as part of the added dates to her homecoming tour next month.

After making a new home in LA over the last year, Dyson released her critically acclaimed album Idyllwild in May simultaneously in the US and Australia.

This trip is her first opportunity to play to Australian audiences since Idyllwild.

One of the recently announced stops on the tour is at the Mullumbimby Music Festival.

Dyson said she's looking forward to coming home, as this tour will be the first time she's played songs from her new album in Australia.

Idyllwild, which was released in May, she said, has a definite "US" mark on it, thanks to her move to the US.

Idyllwild also holds a lot of themes of "growing up", she said.

"There's definitely a theme of growing up - the growing up I've done as an adult, moving to the States and living in another country," she said.

"It's very daunting (moving to another country) but because I stuck with it, I learnt a lot and really grew up."

"I finally really feel like (LA is) my second home, I've got a great little circle of friends and supporters over here."

"It's a very inspiring place to be - there are a lot of people in art, very inspiring people."

"(And) there's always some Aussies around."

She said Idyllwild had been received pretty well so far.

"I try not to read reviews and stuff myself, but friends and colleagues have told me there's been some good reviews," she laughed.

"And there's the feedback from the shows - the songs seem to really connect with the audience."

Of course, she can't wait to play Mullum Music Festival again.

"I love that festival so much, I'm so happy to be coming back."

"I love that small community feel of the festival. It's in a gorgeous setting, too."

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