"It's easy to feel guilty about anything because of how society makes us think" We chat with Georgie
Hey Georgie, how the devil are you doing?
I’m very good thank you, enjoying the tour!
Where are you right now?
Right now I’m in a dressing room in Carlisle on my own eating a Candy King.
What have you been up to today?
Haha, fighting a hangover and travelling from Glasgow down to Carlisle; just finished my soundcheck too.
Tell us a bit about you.
Hmmm, I’m Georgie I’m a singer-songwriter-musician from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. I love dogs and whiskey and music. And being on tour is my fave thing in the world.
What can you tell us about 'Too Much TV' in two sentences?
'Too Much TV' is my new single, it’s a song that’s very personal to me but I also hope it’ll resonate with a lot of people. It's so easy to find yourself watching too much TV drunk, then feeling really guilty about it, or feeling guilty about anything because of how society makes us think.
How did you go about writing and choosing which songs to record for your EP?
These songs are a select bunch from a long list of songs. 'Be The Fires' is like three years old whereas I wrote 'Too Much TV' last year. I picked them because I love them and I think they all sit well together. Recording-wise it’s a mixture. I recorded 'Be The Fire' in Nottingham, 'Wildcat' in America, and 'Too Much TV' in London.
I’m really loving ‘Wild Cat’, how was working with Matthew E White?
Thank you. It was amazing, a great experience, so cool to be out in Richmond Virginia making music.
What are your plans for more music, is it more EPs or is there an album on the horizon?
Yeah there’s definitely going to be more songs. There are so many songs ready to go. So perhaps a few more EPs and who knows maybe an album!
When was the last time you were starstruck?
Hmmm, I don’t really get star struck. But I was out one Sunday in a little village called Bakewell, and I bumped into Sir Patrick Stewart and Gandalf Ian McKellen, that was pretty cool. He was buying cigarettes in the Spar and recited a Shakespeare poem to my mum. Such a random place to see them both too hahaha
Can you tell us the best and the worst thing about your hometown, Mansfield?
Well, it’s down to earth, genuine and straight. The worst thing well... hahaha probably the fact that there are no music venues as they all closed down, which is sad. The town's pretty poor too, that’s sad to see.
How’s the tour going?
The tour is going great, yeah loving it.
You’ve been on the road a few times with Jake Bugg now, what keeps you coming back?
It’s a dream tour really, I can’t say no to the invites! Jake's great, a class musician and the whole crew are lovely, so it’s just really nice. The gigs are great too!
What’s the best thing about being out on the road?
Everything. I just love playing music every night, having a good laugh with good people, it’s great all of it! The whiskey too!
And the worst?
Really can’t think of anything! Maybe the amount of bad food you eat, haha
You’re pretty active on social media, what’s your online persona?
I don’t really have a particular approach I’m just myself on there really, that would be my advice to anyone just be yourself.
What’s the TV show that you can’t stop watching right now?
Peaky Blinders aaaand I’m enjoying documentaries too at the moment.
What’s the question we should have asked you today but haven’t?
Anything but ‘what food would you like to order?’ Because I can’t make my mind up ever with that, and you’d get this interview back in 2054.
Georgie's EP Too Much TV is out now and available to stream everywhere (including Tidal below). If you want to find out more about Georgie or her tour dates visit her website. You can also follow her on Twitter, or like her on Facebook.