Up For It :: Getting To Know Georgia Hitch
February 20th 2014
Georgia Hitch is feeding us music for breakfast every weekday morning as FBi’s new host of Up For It. But how much do we know about her music taste and breakfast habits? Samantha Groth grilled Georgia on music, breakfast and Sydney.
You’re up at 5am regularly now, what three songs help you get going?
1. Paul Simon – ‘You Can Call Me Al’ (Flight Facilities edit)
2. The Presets – ‘Fall’
3. Passion Pit– ‘Sleepyhead’
What and where is your favourite Sydney breakfast?
Yuga Cafe on St John’s Road in Glebe makes the best scrambled eggs. The café is also a florist and gallery so it’s a beautiful place to sit, eat and relax. Each table comes with its own little flower arrangement.
What are your three favourite Sydney music venues?
1. Enmore Theatre – it was the first venue I ever saw a gig at (I made the trip up one night from Canberra) and it’s been one of my favourites ever since. The architecture and the designs on the roof blow me away and the acoustics make every gig sound amazing.
2. The Civic Underground – this space is the best to get your dance on. It’s small, dark and at times very loud. It makes you feel like you’re in a cocoon with just the music, your moves and your mates.
3. Oxford Art Factory – it’s just a flippin’ awesome space. The raised stage means that shorties like me can almost always see the performers wherever you are on the floor. Even better, they normally have people playing on both the main stage and in the gallery bar, double the live music experience.
What are your top five records from 2013?
In no particular order:
a) Disclosure – Settle
b) Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams
c) Stornoway – Tales from Terra Firma
d) World’s End Press – World’s End Press
e) Son Lux – Lanterns
[Special mention to Daft Punk – Random Access Memories and Cut Copy – Free Your Mind]
Who are you digging the most on Sydney’s music scene at the moment?
The Jezabels. Their latest record was exactly what I hoped they would follow their debut with and is a sign of (hopefully) a long and illustrious musical career. So many great songs all bundled into one fantastic record.
On the production side, Goldielocks is just blowing me away. He’s new on the scene but the debut EP has something about it that makes me want to listen to it over and over again. Can’t wait to see what he puts on through the rest of 2014!