triple j Presents

MEG MAC’s full Australian tour dates have been unveiled, as the mesmerising singer songwriter celebrates the release of debut long player, LOW BLOWS.
MEG MAC’s previously listed shows at The Enmore Theatre in Sydney and The Forum in Melbourne sold out very quickly. A second show at The Forum has already been announced and is selling out fast - full details of MEG MAC’s Australian tour presented by Triple J are listed below.
LOW BLOWS, released on littleBIGMANrecords on July 14, is a powerful set of dynamic, deep soul, exhortations that have an all-enveloping atmosphere and presence, distinctly and uniquely MEG MAC. It was recorded in Fort Worth, Texas with Niles CitySound, who produced and played on Leon Bridges’ album ‘Coming Home’.
The recording focused on capturing a great live vocal performance, driven by a dynamic rhythm section and punctuated by her piano. MEG MAC says, “Overall I wanted it to really feel like I was just singing in the room to you. So a lot of the vocal performances are live and unedited, I think it was important to do that”.
Every song on her debut LP is magnificent”. Idolator USA

In 2014 MEG MAC was named Triple J’s Unearthed artist of the year. Triple J spearheaded her trajectory worldwide playing multiple tracks from her highly acclaimed debut EP, featuring ‘Roll up your sleeves’. It was subsequently play listed on radio stations across America and featured in the US TV series ‘Girls’ and ‘Grace and Frankie’. Buzzfeed heralded MEG MAC the number one SXSW act to watch out and she earned glowing Worldwide reviews - “Roll up Your Sleeves” is a breathtakingly beautiful introduction to one of pop music’s most exciting new talents”. (Idolator USA). In 2015 MEG MAC was nominated for 2 ARIA Awards the following year named as one of Triple J’s Top 5 ‘Unearthed’ discoveries of the last decade.
MEG MAC grew up in an Irish family surrounded by the sounds of her mum singing old Irish songs and records by Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone and Otis Redding spinning on the turntable; permeating her soul. Meg says ‘I was always inspired by soulful voices and big voices – I grew up listening to and mostly influenced by singers”. “Singing was always normal and so was playing the piano. It was just what I did without thinking too much about it. When I put the two together, I started writing music. I’d sing and play piano for hours and eventually that turned into song writing and I got obsessed,” explains Meg.
The bedrock of Meg’s compositional approach is reflective and personal. “I started writing to make myself feel better. I have always written about myself; keeping everything very close to
how I am feeling”. She draws inspiration and attitude from songwriters like Bob Dylan, Bon Iver and Patti Smith.
Their songs stick with me and I can carry them around. They describe a feeling perfectly and I can understand it,” say Meg.

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The Gov | Sun 01 Oct
Tickets: $44.50 + booking fee
Doors open 7.30pm