NEWS

March 18th, 2019

Today ten years ago, we lost our dear friend and band mate, Dean Turner. The sense of loss and the pain has not diminished in any way and we carry his memory with us always, and everywhere in whatever we do, but it is not the grief and sadness that we want to share, because Dean was a bright and beautiful man that always tried to bring light and joy to the world. So today we want to express our gratitude and love for him, and for the gifts that he imparted to us with his friendship. His love for the music that is Magic Dirt, his drive and persistence in the face of difficulty, his passion and patience, his love of Australian artists, the championing of anything different, special, unique and underrepresented, his rooting for the underdog, and his integrity as a human being and a musician. Those are the things he taught us and we would not be who we are without them.

Today is the 10 year anniversary of Dean’s passing, we miss him more than ever, but we are so happy that his music continues to give people joy and happiness, so now when we play and look out to the crowd, we see Dean’s love and music radiating out, still touching people, still beating, rockin’ and snarlin’, it’s really, really hard sometimes but mostly it’s a massive overwhelming rush. 

Thank you Dean for your love, warmth and friendship, we miss you and always will.

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‘SIGNS OF SATANIC YOUTH’ reissue 

It’s been 25 years since we pushed this little EP out into the world and we are so excited to be able to announce, via our own label ‘Emergency Music’ and Remote Control Records, that for the first time ever, ‘Signs Of Satanic Youth’ is now available on 12″ vinyl!

Our first limited edition pressing flew out the door but we are happy to announce we have a second limited edition repress available to buy now. Just head to our Bandcamp.

‘Signs’ is also available on a super spunky limited edition CD digipak (remember digipak’s?!) which is also available via the Bandcamp link above. You can also stream and download it for the very first time ever too, just click here.

This has been a long time in the making and is particularly significant as it was a project spearheaded by Dean and was a long held dream of his that we are now proud to be able to fulfil. Many thanks to Remote Control Records, Mushroom Music and Lindsay Gravina.

* A note on the coloured vinyl: both the first and second pressings are available on the same blue and yellow opaque vinyl. The first edition was a blue and yellow opaque swirl and the second edition is a blue and yellow opaque splatter.

 

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