Three for Today #17 – (Georgia Fair, Plastic Palace Alice and Matt Corby)

It’s a big day for Australian music, Triple J launched the new Unearthed station today. So I thought what better way to help celebrate than by posting on my Australian music blog.

Georgia Fair – Where You Been?
Over three years ago, the first post on this blog was about a band called Manyana. (Who went on to change the name to Georgia Fair) It was their music, and an obsession with Australian music that drove me to start this site. Although it’s been two years since I last wrote about the band, they haven’t been forgotten. To say they’ve developed as musicians would be an understatement. The latest single, Where You Been?  is a gorgeous folk/pop tune with great harmonies. Jordan Wilson sings, “The best is yet to come” and I couldn’t agree more. Georgia Fair are currently on tour with The Panics. The band’s debut album, All Through Winter will be released on October 21st. It’s been a few years wait, but I look forward to finally buying a copy of the album.

Plastic Palace Alice – Heart Weighs A Tonne
It’s been some time between albums for Melbourne six piece Plastic Palace Alice. One may be familiar with Empire Falls from the 2008 debut album The Great Depression. The new, somewhat upbeat single, Heart Weighs A Tonne continues to grow with each listen. The harmonies, the lyrics, all of it makes for a great song. I would say welcome back Plastic Palace Alice, but they weren’t ever really gone, just working quietly in the background. PPA launch the second album, Like A Light on November 5th at the Phoenix Public House in Melbourne. And now that I’ve seen the band live, I recommend you do too! Launch details here.

Matt Corby – Brother
This may be the first time I write about a new song so close to its release. (Don’t get used to it.) Brother, the new single from Matt Corby was released last night, and it’s already found itself into the back of my head, replaying over and over. The build up and intensity of the song show a slight move from his past releases, but a welcome one. Into The Flame is due out on November 11th, and Matt Corby hits the road soon for the Secret Garden Tour.

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