Part Time Records reveal two new signings to PTR Singles Club – Georgia Mulligan (NSW) and Jac Marshall (SA) – who will both feature on the third and final instalment of Vol.1, with PTR Singles Club Vol.2 now in development.
Georgia Mulligan had barely sung aloud in front of anyone until the age of 21. A background in visual arts and a long-term interest in film, literature and writing had always kept her creative interest alive, but the discovery of artists like Cat Power, Sharon van Etten and Nick Cave in her late teens inspired her to begin exploring her voice as a vehicle for expression. This newfound passion along with the encouragement of friends resulted in Georgia picking up a guitar to write her first songs and begin performing at open mic nights around Sydney.
Recorded with Tim Fitz (Middle Kids), Mulligan’s new single ‘Singing Stripe’ is a distillation of the raw energy of love and loss, drawn from the tumult of a year which saw the blade of her songwriting sharpened ever finer.
With a voice that belies his age, and citing Rowland S. Howard as a major influence, it is clear that Jac Marshall is an unconventional 18-year-old. Raised in a small seaside community one hour out of Adelaide, Jac spent his formative years absorbing lyrics, rummaging through his drummer Dad’s record collection and playing in punk bands. When a chance collaboration with PTR Singles Club artist Tilly Tjala Thomas led to the discovery of this mysterious young artist, it was impossible to track him down online, and just as hard to reach him on the phone.
His debut single ‘Blinding Grace’ speaks to the familiar battle of head vs heart, the feeling of being torn between pursuing the person you want when you know you shouldn’t. Jac states ‘I wrote the song with pretty much the feeling of being physically and emotionally mesmerised by someone and no matter how crazy the world is, nothing surprises you, you’ve secluded your external interests from everything other than them, yet you know you can’t be with them.’