Sydney’s indie music scene has birthed yet another gem with Georgia Mulligan‘s debut full-length album, ‘Nothing Wrong‘. Mulligan’s poetic and contemplative style, infused with iconic Australian artistry, takes you on an introspective journey reminiscent of a solo walk to an ocean lookout.
The album’s production, primarily by Blain Cunneen, known for his work with artists like Julia Jacklin and Midnight Oil, captures the essence of Mulligan’s sound, which is described as textural and heartbreakingly beautiful throughout. The blend of indie and melancholic elements sets the stage for an experience that resonates with the soul.
The album opens with the exceptional ‘Disintegrate,’ a catchy and melodic slow Aussie anthem that sets the tone for what’s to come. It’s a track that immediately draws you in and refuses to let go. ‘Magic Words’, with its beautiful acoustic melodies paints a vivid picture of sadness and contemplation. This song has the power to transport you to a different emotional realm, making it the perfect soundtrack for those moments of quiet introspection.
‘Omissions‘ changes the pace with heavier bass and a punchy rhythm that’s sure to get your head nodding. You can practically feel the energy and anticipation of seeing this track performed live, making it a must-see in the upcoming tour.
‘Lose’ showcases Georgia Mulligan’s angelic voice, which takes centre stage. Her soft voice carries a surprising emotional weight, and it’s impossible not to be moved by her evocative storytelling. ‘Paper’ delivers indie rock at its finest, with a punchy sound that invites you to let loose and groove along. It’s the kind of song that will serve as a perfect soundtrack for the joyful moments of spring. ‘What Remains’, which was produced by Middle Kids’ Tim Fitz, is a testament to Mulligan’s powerful vocals and an infectious beat that keeps you hooked from the first note. The song delivers a dose of energy that will leave you wanting more. ‘Like Water’ gently whispers through the speakers, creating a beautifully serene atmosphere.
Mulligan’s description of the album’s writing process adds another layer of depth to ‘Nothing Wrong.’ The songs were born in a time of great upheaval, serving as a means to process the complexities of love, joy, fear, self-hatred, and self-compassion. This emotional journey is beautifully reflected in the album’s lyrical and musical composition.
With a recent nomination for ‘Best Live Voice (NSW)’ at the National Live Music Awards, it’s clear that Georgia Mulligan is a rising star in the Australian music scene. The album features contributions from acclaimed musicians like bassist Josh Spolc, singer/songwriter Dominic Breen, and drummer Clayton Allen.
The album tour in 2023 promises to be an incredible live experience, with Mulligan’s soulful voice and her band’s exceptional musicianship. If you have the chance, don’t miss it.
November 5 – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul/Dharawal (with Queenie)
November 16 – Lulie Tavern, Melbourne/Naarm (with Loni Rae Thompson & Water Signs) (Free Entry)
November 18th – La La La’s, Wollongong/Dharawal
December 7th – Waywards Newtown, Sydney/Gadigal (with Julia Why? & Sarah Levins)
In conclusion, ‘Nothing Wrong’ is a stunning debut from Georgia Mulligan, showcasing her poetic lyricism and emotional depth. It’s a collection of songs that will resonate with those who appreciate indie music that stirs the heart and soul. Mulligan’s unique voice and storytelling ability are something to be cherished in the ever-evolving landscape of Australian music.
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