Rekorderlig x George Maple x Thredbo

George Maple by Phil Erbacher

Photographer Phil Erbacher checked out the launch of Sounds in the Snow, which included a live performance from rising Sydney artist, George Maple. Here’s what occurred: 

I’d noticed a certain name popping up all over the place: George Maple. It didn’t take much investigation to conclude that she’s one to watch. Fitting neatly onto the Future Classic roster alongside Flight Facilities, Cashmere Cat, Jagwar Ma and some dude you’ve probably never even heard of called Flume, she’s in damn good company.

Give her soundcloud a listen and you’ll hear a voice that wouldn’t be out of place at the Opera House (she sang as part of Vivid Live just outside the sails just last week). A google image search will yield evidence of someone dressed for homicide.

So, if one was offered the chance to see George Maple perform whilst sipping Swedish beverages on an otherwise calm and lifeless Wednesday, one would probably lean towards a yes and thank you very much.

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The kind folk at Rekorderlig put on a splendid little do at a sweet little three level terrace style venue up on Oxford Street. All of this was in aid of promoting a live music series taking place at the Rekorderlig Hot Pools (come on, that sounds fucking amazing!) at the Thredbo Alpine Resort through the ski season.

Upon arrival, guests were welcomed through an alpine forest (complete with falling snow which smelled like air freshener and tasted chemical) by ski bunnies and immediately offered either spiced apple cider served hot, or dry apple cider served frosty, like a Thredbo slope when you fall off your Burton face first with your tongue out.

Bloody beautiful foodie treats were drifting through what can only be described as a room full of aesthetically triumphant people. Enough time was left to appreciate a few complimentary beverages before George Maple took to the stage. I’m not really going to say any more than she was fantastic. If you need to know more, then go see her live and find out in person. Maybe even grab a cider while you do…

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Words and pictures by Philip Erbacher.