Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby doesn’t have any trouble selling out some of the country's largest venues despite the fact fans are tirelessly waiting for a debut album.
A more raggedy than usual looking Matt Corby visited Triple J studios to hang out with ‘The Doctor’ Lindsay McDougall on Tuesday, however the 2011 Hottest 100 winner still wasn’t sure when his album would be ready for release.
"Hopefully [I’ll release an album] soon," Corby said. "I really don't know … I just want to release music when I feel okay about doing it. I just don't want to add to the bad parts of music so I'm just waiting to feel good about it. I'm pretty sure I'll put out an album within the next year."
Corby is aware that the lack of a full album isn’t appreciated by everyone.
"I think I think about it a little bit too much," he thought out aloud. "I've copped some pretty interesting dialogue lately, you know? [People saying things like:] 'Oh, he's sold out The Hordern [Pavilion in Sydney] but he doesn't even have a record out yet' – and I don't know how to respond to that. I just play music and see what happens."
The 22-year-old performed at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Friday night as part of ‘The Resolution Tour’ with a 14-song set including covers of Stills, Nash and Young’s ‘Almost Cut My Hair’ and The Black Keys’ Lonely Boy. He was also nominated for a bunch of ARIA award on Tuesday: Best Male Artist, Song of the Year (for this year’s ‘Resolution’) and Best Live Act for his Australian tour from May and June.
Matt Corby rose into the national spotlight back in 2011 when his single ‘Brother’, from the Into The Flame EP, peaked at No.3 on the Australian charts and won the 2012 ARIA Song of the Year. 'Resolution' reached No.5 in Australia this year and charted in New Zealand and the UK.
Matt Corby- The Resolution Tour
Thursday, October 17 – Brisbane (Convention Centre)
Friday, October 18 – Hobart (City Hall)
Wednesday, October 23 – Geelong (GPAC Playhouse)
Thursday, October 24 – Adelaide (Thebarton Theatre)
Saturday, October 26 – Fat As Butter Festival
Sunday, October 27 – Fremantle (Fremantle Arts Centre)
Tuesday, October 29 – Auckland (The Powerstation)
Wednesday, October 30 – Wellington (The Opera House)