Ever since they released their debut single Cool last year, we’ve been jamming on Sydney outfit Georgia June. The band belt out a seriously infectious brand of indie-rock that we always find it pretty difficult not to groove to – hence why we asked them to come and play our Issue 9 Launch Party this Thursday.
But before then, we got the band to pull together a playlist of bonafide bangers to fulfil your weekly listening needs.
Is your weekly Spotify Discover playlist feeling a bit sub-par? No need to fret, friendo… Georgia June have compiled a playlist full of bangers just for you.
The La’s – Feelin’
JOE (Bass): It’s a bit of a g-up song, with clever musical integrity that sends you on a journey.
Oasis – Some Might Say
JOE (Bass): Rock n’ roll at its finest with vulnerability in its lyrical content. If you’re ever feeling hopeful or reflective, this is the song to listen to.
CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand van Helden remix)
JAMES (Drums): Anything Armand touches turns to gold. If you need proof, just revisit his classic pop releases like Bonkers with Dizzee Rascal or Barbara Streisand as a part of supergroup Duck Sauce. This track has been creeping into my DJ sets of late. The bass line just doesn’t quit… skip to 0:58 to get ethereal and jazzy!
Travis Scott – Can’t Say
JAMES (Drums): I’ve been thrashing Astroworld at my place. It’s an insanely dense album with lots of crazy sounds. Travis is so good at hooks and he got in some crazy features on the album. This track in particular has a great chorus but I really love the huge kick drums and half time drum breaks!
Radiohead – Subterranean Homesick Alien
JACK (Guitar): This song has this ability to balance amazing and emotive soundscapes yet capture Yorke’s vulnerable inner thoughts in a really dynamic way.
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
JACK (Guitar): The cream of Prince. He has an unmatched ear for arranging parts and keeping the listener engaged with such simplicity. Despite his incredible virtuosic playing, he knows when to let loose and when to sit on a groove
Tonstartssbandht – Opening
LEWIS (Guitar & keys): Psych/Krautrock duo from Brooklyn/Montreal, this song is a mix of tracks of theirs from all over their back catalogue. It’s a great example of their approach to making music from a structural standpoint, as well as getting the biggest sound out of only two instruments. It rocks hard man.
Weyes Blood – Diary
LEWIS (Guitar & keys): The opening track to her 2016 album Front Row Seat to Earth, this song perfectly captures her lush, layered sound. She’s an amazing vocalist and all her albums have been beautiful – she also featured on Drugdealer’s most recent album The End of Comedy on a couple tracks so check those out too.
Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
GEORGIA (Vocals): Such an all time favourite for me! Perfectly encompasses the 80s with the Prophet 5, the homely melody and the crazy reverb on everything. Her voice is raspy and lazy, yet strong. This track was written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon and was originally more of a jazz song – worth checking out!
Grizzly Bear – Half Gate
GEORGIA (Vocals): Grizzly Bear always have thought provoking lyrics, the lyric “Everything you say, I want to see” in Half Gate off their album Shields, is a line I always go back to, and if I miss it, I have to replay the song.
Bonus Track: Sanford Townsend Band – Smoke From a Distant Fire
You can also see Georgia June at Newtown Festival on Sunday November 11th at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.