Jess Day – The Affection Tour [UPSTAIRS] Georgia Fair (Album Launch) [BANDROOM]


8:00 pmFriday, 14 February 2020



484 Smith St, Collingwood

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Adelaide’s young revelation, Jess Day, has just released her latest single ‘Affection’. Day had already made a name for herself with ‘Why is She So Beautiful?’, which gained her the coveted spot of Feature Artist of triple j’s Unearthed, she then went on to release ‘Rabbit Hole’, receiving full rotation on triple j. She has featured on many of Spotify’s most noteworthy playlists including Front Left, The Local List, Indie Arrivals, Women of AU & NZ, Broad Chords, Chords & Cardigans and Fresh Finds: Index.

Talking about her inspiration for the song Jess said, “Affection is something I think that a lot of us crave and I wanted to explore the idea of how we respond when such an important and deeply human aspect of a relationship goes missing.” It is this raw contemplation, when partnered with her unforgettable melodies, that makes it so easy to fall in love with her every song.


The light was soft blue, you would be forgiven for thinking it was somewhere in England as the rain started to drizzle. Though it wasn't England, it was Australia somewhere in Sydney's North in the back yard of Benjamin Riley's family home. They were kicking or throwing a ball of some description, trying to prevent Monday morning coming sooner, because it meant they had to be back at school. Jordan Wilson would make the venture to the Riley home most weekends to play music with Ben and his brother.

Skip forward March 18, 2010. Georgia Fair's first time in Texas, green as the edamame beans that they didn't order. Complimentary from the fancy Japanese place that they charged to the new company card they had acquired. Ate them whole, skin and all, spat them out just the same. Fresh from recording what would be the first of two albums in the US. The first "All Through Winter" near the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina with mentor & guru Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses). The second "Trapped Flame" in Los Angeles with pork pie Tedd Hut and musicians from the bands of the likes of PJ Harvey.

The outfits changed but the nucleus stayed the same. Great songs. Authenticity, travel & adventure. Incidentally they did find themselves in England. First in the town where Benjamin was born. Second in London where Jordan lost his shit a bit. Sharing a shoe box of a studio with a fake fire place that they transcended to keep the Georgia Fair flame burning.

Like so many of their musical heroes they traversed the Indian Ocean looking for new landscape and inspiration, what surmounted was some of their best writing to date. The effervescent Georgia Fair will be bringing the live show back to Melbourne for the first time in years, starting with "The World's Awake Album Launch' at The Gasometer on the 14th of February. With an arsenal of new material it's set to be a night to remember.

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