Breaking Down With Georgia June On Broke
If the last couple of years in Australian music had a theme, it would be that of no bullshit female leads coming out of nowhere and making a name for themselves on the back of belter songs and pure clarity in self. Georgia June’s sophomore single Broke throws itself into your ears with unapologetic attitude and an infectious, undeniable joy despite themes of things being just a bit shit.
Cryingly charming from the first chord struck, Broke is an assault of buzzed out guitars, frantic drumming and a certain cool from the get go. Like Sydney’s very own Joan Jett, Georgia June owns a classic grunge punk sound with a dominant and distinct voice, full of confidence and wit. Taking a fast and loose 80s style into the considered intricacies of modern Australian indie. It’s a mash of sounds held steadfast as a testament to June as a frontperson.
Literal as can be in its meaning, Broke, was written whilst June was under Billboard’s mentorship in New York. Finding herself with no money, a penchant for trying on clothes she couldn’t afford and pure denial that anything was wrong to her parents. Relatable to anyone who has gone through a similar experience of having to adult but not quite nailing it. Kind of like Buzz Lightyear waking up to the reality of being a toy, but rather than going on a zany adventure you just walk around feeling lost and disappointed that Pizza Planet doesn’t actually exist and that the movie will seemingly never fucking end.
Follow Georgia June right here.
And catch the quintet live on their string of dates below.
FRI 27 OCT | RARE FINDS @ OAF GALLERY, SYDNEY NSW
THU 2 NOVEMBER | AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK, CRONULLA
SAT 11 NOV | RED RATTLER, MARRICKVILLE NSW