With their organic, low-key harmonies and sophisticated, acoustic folk-pop, Jordan Wilson and Ben Riley – the Sydney duo behind Georgia Fair – have delivered upon the promise of 2010’s Times Fly EP with an evocative, winsome debut album. Recorded with Band of Horses’ Bill Reynolds in the snow-covered mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, All Through Winter is an album which immediately announces itself as one of 2011’s most impressive local offerings.
All Through Winter is set for release on October 21.
Having toured with the likes of Washington, Daniel Lee Kendall and Lisa Mitchell (who popped up alongside fellow guest Boy & Bear on the band’s last single “Marianne”), Georgia Fair are looking forward to celebrating the album release on the road, as they join The Panics for the Rain on the Humming Wire tour through September and October. Rain on the Humming Wire tour reaches Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, Bryon Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Castlemaine, Geelong and Melbourne.
It may be a relaxed, gentle listen, but there’s strength in the songwriting behind All Through Winter – evident in the rollicking first single “Where You Been?”; the jaunty, cheerful swing of “Remember Me”; the heavy, dramatic unleashing that is “Blind”; the back-to-basics, folk lovin’ dreams of “Simple Man”. “This record feels like our first true, honest offering,” Ben insists. “If you listen to our very first self-titled EP compared to this, I feel like we’re really showing what we’re about, what our character really is a lot more. We’re more open here. And we certainly feel that Bill really helped capture that.”
With it’s rolling drums, piano and mandolin, the album’s first single ‘Where You Been?’ hits radio soon, with a stunning video clip to accompany it. More information is soon to be announced!
All Through Winter is out October 21 through Sony Music. Tickets for the Rain On A Humming Wire Tour are on sale now.
THE PANICS with GEORGIA FAIR
Rain On A Humming Wire Tour
WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER – ANU BAR, CANBERRA, ACT
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER – UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG, NSW
FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER – LEAGUES CLUB, NEWCASTLE, NSW
SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER – METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER – GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY, NSW
FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER – THE HI-FI, BRISBANE, QLD
SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER – COOLANGATTA HOTEL, GOLD COAST, QLD
WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER – THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE, VIC
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER – BENDED ELBOW, GEELONG, VIC
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER – THE PALACE THEATRE, MELBOURNE, VIC