Alas de Liona – July 24

Late last year, Alas went back into Post Electric with her live band and producer Rod Jones to record an 11-song album, Gravity of Gold. 

The second single from the album, Violet is released on 12th July on her own Deli Owner Records via Absolute Label Services. Further singles follow in and the album is released September 13th.

Alas de Liona is from a small town in the Mojave Desert and came to Scotland to complete a university course where her musical talents for dreamy songs with eloquent lyrics emerged, she is now resident in Edinburgh.

After graduation and free from the demands of academia, Alas took her first steps toward fulfilling her musical aspirations, returning to Edinburgh late in 2020 to record the Radio Astronomy EP, a collection of space lullabies and cosmic folktales with producer Rod Jones at Post Electric, Leith and subsequently released in summer 2021.

The EP was championed by BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart, BBC Introducing with Phoebe I-H & Shereen Cutkelvin, Billy Sloan Amazing Radio, Scotland on Sunday Artist of the Week, YMX, Indie Music Center and was picked up by a diverse range of over 400 Spotify Playlists.

Five distinct music videos for the EP were created in adherence to various strict limitations and the multitude of unfamiliar creative avenues Alas negotiated highlight her inventive talents. 

Two further short returns visits in 2022 saw Alas make her Celtic Connections debut in January opening for Kathryn Joseph and Tinderbox at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. Then appearances at Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival and opening for Rufus Wainwright in Glasgow’s Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand and her first headline shows at Glasgow’s Glad Café and Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms.

Summer 2023 saw Alas make a life changing move from the USA to live full time in Scotland.

She then appeared as a special guest alongside Hamish Hawk and Admiral Fallow at The Proclaimers, Big Top Concerts in June at Kelso Showground, Edinburgh’s Leith Links and Glasgow Queens Park. She also opened for Hamish Hawk at Galashiels MacArts, supported Travis at North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea and opened for Callum Beattie and Sister Sledge at Party at the Palace in Linlithgow.

September saw shows again at Glasgow Glad Café and Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms. Alas saw her first gig of 2024 on 1st January as a headline artist in Edinburgh’s First Footin’ Old Town festival.

Alas has just played summer headline shows at Leith FAB Cricket Club and as part of the Endless Summer programme at Glasgow’s Hug & Pint.

Next shows are –

July 26 – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

July 27 – Glasgow Summer Nights at the Bandstand Kelvingrove Park Supporting Emeli Sandé

Sept 19 Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire

Sept 26 Glasgow Old Hairdresser’s

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