Magic Dirt is an Australian rock band. Formed in 1992 in Geelong, Australia, and continuing to this day, they have become one of the longest running - while far from the most commercially successful - bands to come out the Australian Music scene in the 1990s.
The group was formed in 1992 by Adalita Srsen, Dean Turner, Daniel Herring and Adam Robertson. Srsen and Turner were in a relationship at the time and had previously played in bands together, such as the short-lived Deer Bubbles. Originally known as The Jim Jims, the first recording Magic Dirt ever released (as The Jim Jims) was a cover of The Velvet Underground's Heroin
on Check This Action
, a compilation CD of local Geelong bands in 1992. In the first half of 1993, the band supported Sonic Youth and Pavement on their Australian tours, and recorded its debut single, Supertear
, for Fellaheen Records. However, by the time of the 7" single's release in July 1993, the band had broken up. It wasn't long before the band regrouped and signed with Au Go Go Records in November of the same year. Their first EP, Signs of Sata...
years active || 1992–present |
origin || Geelong, Australia|
music genre || Rock (music)|
current members || Adalita|