Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


band members

Dawn Laird - MC/Producer


Influences

Hiatus Kaiyote, Horrorshow, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, J. Cole, Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos, Sza, The Doppelgangaz, Big L, Marvin Gaye, K.Flay, Kendrick Lamar, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, Shabazz Palaces, Run The Jewels, Kaytranada, Company Flow, Urthboy, Rapsody, Mick Jenkins


Website

soundcloud.com/iamdawnlaird

Gig

Dawn Laird

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

21 Oct

Lowbrow Gallery &a...

Canberra, 2601

Canberra

8:00pm

Bio

A rapper and producer from Newcastle, Dawn Laird is inspired by the likes of Run The Jewels, Erykah Badu, Horrorshow and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Her first single ‘Eva’ saw her enter the national scene in 2013. The lo-fi, piano heavy monologue was well received on Triple J Unearthed and nationwide community radio. Her follow up single 'Mel Blanc (I’m Fucked)' went on to receive similar praise for its clever wordplay and humorous perspective on self-destruction. Following the release of her 2015 3 track EP ‘Third Circle Raps’, Dawn has been working on her sophomore EP ‘Doreen’, set for release in 2017. The success of the first and second singles from ‘Doreen’, titled ‘Atlas’ and ‘Sandworms’, met with her uninhibited delivery, production, and charismatic live presence have gained Dawn what is now a devoted and substantial following and seen her open for Urthboy, Mantra, The Last Kinection, Dylan Joel, Coda Conduct, Mathas and more. In 2016, Dawn was included in Michelle Grace Hunder and Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore’s ‘Her Sound, Her Story’ portrait series of women in Australian music and also named one of the top 5 Newcastle artists to watch in 2017 by NewcastleLive. Download 'Third Circle Raps' free from www.dawnlaird.bandcamp.com

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

11 Mar 2016

Triple J
40

Warning: if you turn this song up loud your speakers will burst into flames because this song is pure fire.

Warning: if you turn this song up loud your speakers will burst into flames because this song is pure fire.

Review

Review by Coda Conduct Coda Conduct

09 Mar 2016

Triple J
50

The beat bangs. The raps hit HARD. There's no doubt in our minds that DL got next - nobody can get past that neck breaking mass appeal. Can't wait for more!

The beat bangs. The raps hit HARD. There's no doubt in our minds that DL got next - nobody can get past that neck breaking mass appeal. Can't wait for more!

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

08 Mar 2016

Triple J
35

Ooh, digging the panning on this track. If you ask me, not enough of that these days. But anyways, this is strong. Production bounces and Dawn delivers with much conviction. Well done, sis.

Ooh, digging the panning on this track. If you ask me, not enough of that these days. But anyways, this is strong. Production bounces and Dawn delivers with much conviction. Well done, sis.