After a hectic two years following the release of her Debut EP ‘Bedroom City’, 22-year-old songstress Greta Stanley is about to unpack a suitcase of brand new songs into the homes of her adoring listeners later this year. Her debut album ‘Full Grown’ is a biographical look into the mind of a girl discovering who she is, and where she belongs.
Greta was born in Townsville and when she was eight years old her family moved to a small (and very beautiful) rural town called Mena Creek near Innisfail in Far North Queensland where her father took a job at the local sugar mill. Greta had always been somewhat introverted, spending most of her time alone by choice, daydreaming and deep in thought and after receiving a guitar on her 13th birthday, built herself a sanctuary in her bedroom and immersed herself in her own musical reality.
While influences ranging from Soko and Daughter to Cigarettes After Sex can be heard amongst her melodies and lyrics in this latest release, we are given an insight into the life of a young artist who is finding her way in this often-terrifying landscape of turbulent times, instant news, social media and the age of the internet and yet we also feel hope as she tears down the walls and ventures out into the heat and the promise of a world that will just keep spinning around.
“I remember our feet hanging off the ledge, and I said you couldn’t swim in it – that they’d eat you alive”…
“I believe in something, magic and miracles, I believe that love is fuel and our bodies they are vehicles.”
Releasing her EP in 2015, Greta then burst onto the live circuit supporting the likes of Boy and Bear, The Rubens, Kingswood, and Emma Louise. What followed was a Qld Music Award nomination – significant airplay on national and local radio, rotation on triple j unearthed, placing #3 on the Overall Triple J Unearthed charts, and stacking up over 1million+ Spotify Streams.
After her 2016 East Coast tour Greta then spent eight months in Melbourne playing gigs every weekend throughout Brunswick and Fitzroy, has just completed a string of Co-headline shows with Joe Mungovan and supports for the likes of Didirri and Sarah Blasko and is now back in her home of Far North Queensland gearing up to release her Debut LP.
Announced as the Winner of the triple j unearthed Groovin the Moo Townsville competition as well as being selected as the unearthed Feature Artist in the last week of April 2017, Greta has just played The Grass is Greener Festivals, has been announced on the Grampians Music Festival line up and is about to showcase at Australian Music week ahead of her debut album release.
Greta’s youthful, electric and emotional songs will leave you feeling like somebody has reached right in and given your heart a little shake with both hands. The otherworldly nature of her music will hypnotise and mesmerise you as you find yourself reaching for repeat.
|November 3, 2017 9:00 pm||Croydon Lane|