It’s really hard to put together an elevator pitch to sum up Naarm/Melbourne musician Georgia McDonald aka Georgia Maq aka GMaq aka Goldsoundz on IG.
There are many bandied about. A few words I choose to describe her are bold, gutsy and unapologetic; all synonyms for DIY punk goddess.
This ladydee was even been painted as a Greek (her family heritage) goddess last year.
Her latest EP, Live At Sydney Opera House was released in early December. We talked mid month. As we chatted, she was like it was a lovely experience. I love that!! The recording came from her Vivid Festival performance earlier in 2022. It includes two new songs and a cover of Regina Spektor’s ‘Samson’. It was a follow up from her debut album Pleaser in 2019.
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This was a bright and catchy missive of electro-pop tunes about heartbreak and love. A polar opposite to the emo, rock, punk mash that Camp Cope’s gorgeous frontwoman is famous for. She’d been writing different tunes, and she knew they weren’t for Camp Cope.
Georgia is well regarded as a champion for women’s voices in and out of the music industry, tackling many social issues due to sexism, racism as well as inequality in general in both Camp Cope (CC) and her solo lyrics.
I loooove Joe Rogan (taken from Pleaser):
Her solo work is veryyyyy different to what the girls put together in the now foursome CC after Jennifer Aslett joined the band mid-way through early last year as their third album Running With The Hurricane was touring.
We caught up last month while she was parked in a gas station (read servo) in LA. As a massive fan, it was amazing AND fun to talk to GMaq for a second time.
She was writing and recording in Los Angeles, exploring the development of her personal music endeavours aside from Camp Cope’s evolution.
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