Georgia at The Brudenell – Live Review

 

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By Jack


Georgia’s DIY approach to production and promotion extends to her live set. As a one-woman-band, and a drummer on top of that, she’s something of an oddity, but the songs speak for themselves.

It’s a short set – 12 songs – but no punches are pulled. Georgia claims illness on the night but you wouldn’t think it. Her voice is crystalline clear, and her playing is undimmed. ’24 Hours’ opens things on a celebratory note, one that is held throughout the night. Georgia’s message on Seeking Thrills was to persevere and enjoy the moment-to-moment minutiae of everyday life. It’s become a manifesto for her live shows, and one to believe in.

‘Honey Dripping Sky’ proves an unlikely highlight. It’s a relatively obscure album track, but the two-speed nature of it allows her to show her range. The first half is carried almost exclusively by her beautiful voice and some spacey synth tones, before a drum breakdown closes it out. ‘About Work The Dancefloor’ is brilliant – a bit of an outlier of synthpop amongst the 90s alt-garage. You’d think the closing-out honours would go to ‘Started Out’, her breakout song and unlikely Radio 1 mainstay.

Yet in the end that honour goes to a stormy cover of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’. Georgia is brilliant live. Her one-woman-band appeal may seem gimmicky, but it’s just her doing things her own way. As always. An indie star in the making.

Photo Credit: Hollie Fernando

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