Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas) Releases Sublime Debut Solo Album ‘Full Of Moon’
August 25, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Australian musician, songwriter, singer and presenter GEORGIA MOONEY (one quarter of ARIA Award-winning folk band All Our Exes Live In Texas) is thrilled today to share her long-anticipated debut solo album Full of Moon, a meticulously crafted sonic universe, the birth of which marks the stepping forward of a major talent. Carried by Mooney’s soaring ethereal voice over lush, cinematic soundscapes, Full of Moon features the singles ‘War Romance’, ‘Break It Off’, ‘I Am Not In A Hurry’, ‘Soothe You’ and ‘Nothing Is Forever’, and is out everywhere via Nettwerk, stream HERE.
“Go look at your eyes, they’re full of moon” – Joni Mitchell
This album is for daydreaming. Lyrically, it yearns for connection, examining intimate human relationships, and their variations in perception and fantasy. When stories have many sides, they also have many truths. Musically, it’s a glorious and cinematic sonic fresco, holding beauty, musicality and romance in highest regard. It was recorded remotely over 18 of the strangest months in living memory, linking an all-star band based across three continents. The album grew outward in response to the physical world closing in; even the more intimate songs luxuriate in their drama.
Full of Moon’s songs were penned between All Our Exes Live in Texas tours, on solo writing trips all over the world, half on piano and half on a handmade dulcimer Mooney won in a raffle and subsequently fell in love with. Influences from every member of the Wainwright family, Joni Mitchell, the sophistication of the Great American Songbook and even classical composers sift through the songs seamlessly, alongside fuzzed out guitars and production that evokes the unsettling genius of Kate Bush. It was made during a period of global tragedy, as a way to find solace and catharsis in art and love. This record seeks someone to spend the end of the world with.
Georgia Mooney is launching Full of Moon with two shows in Eora/Sydney and Naarm/Melbourne this September – details below.
Across her string of debut solo singles, Georgia Mooney has already attracted support and praise from the likes of Daily Telegraph, ABC RN Breakfast, ABC Local, frankie Magazine, Rolling Stone Australia, The Music Network, NME, Pilerats, Q News, Music Feeds, Tone Deaf, The Music, The AU Review and beyond, with radio support from Double J, FBi, 2SER, Triple R, PBS, Edge Radio and many others.
Full of Moon was co-produced with Grammy Award-winning heavyweight Noah Georgeson (Cate Le Bon, Devendra Banhart, Marlon Williams, Joanna Newsom). With the original plan to record in LA during 2020 out the window, Mooney and Georgeson used the situation to their advantage and recruited some of their all-time favourite musicians from three continents to contribute to the making of the album remotely. String arranger to the stars, Rob Moose (Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Taylor Swift) contributed magnificent string parts to six songs from his studios in NYC, Sam Dixon (Adele) anchors, twists and transports songs with his creative basslines sent from London, Marcus Hamblett (Laura Marling, Villagers) crafted worlds within worlds with layers of synths, guitars and horns from Brighton, England, with Ben Edgar (Angus & Julia Stone), who brings unique texture with his eclectic guitar parts from Germany, and renowned jazz drummer Evan Mannell’s impeccable and inventive rhythms, collaborating from Mooney’s home of Eora/Sydney.
First finding fame as one quarter of acclaimed folk band All Our Exes Live in Texas, Georgia Mooney (she/her) is an ARIA-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Eora/Sydney. She co-hosts the Simply Marvellous podcast with comedians Rhys Nicholson and Kyran Wheatley and is also the creator of SUPERGROUP, a wonderfully entertaining musical variety show that brings together an eclectic mix of musicians to perform each other’s songs and tell weird and wonderful stories from the road. The critically acclaimed show toured in 2022 after several years in residency in Eora/Sydney, and has featured 42 special guests including Tim Minchin, Hannah Joy (Middle Kids), Montaigne, Tim Rogers and Ngaiire. As deft and charismatic a speaker as a musician, Mooney has hosted the APRA Awards, frequently guest hosted on Double J, and contributed angelic harmony vocals to the likes of Passenger, Tim Minchin, Kesha and many more. Together with All Our Exes Live In Texas, she has toured the world several times over, including as special guests of the iconic Midnight Oil, Backstreet Boys and Nathaniel Ratelif.
Consider It A Gift
What An Inconvenience
Some Of Us
What’ll I Do
Saturday 16 September – Mary’s Underground – Eora/Sydney
Wednesday 20 September – Brunswick Ballroom – Naarm/Melbourne
Tickets from www.georgiamooney.com/tour