Matt Corby Setlist
The two harmonized throughout their brief 30-ish set, playing everything from their self-titled debut EP, and also throwing in a new single ‘Nighttime Hunger’ and a cover of Hozier’s ‘Cherry Wine’. The latter came about when the two girls spent two months in Dublin, Ireland, and for a night played at an Irish Festival (probably Longitude Festival?), which Hozier was one of the festival’s headliners. Backstage, JJ spotted Hana flirting with a guy, asking him what it was like to write ‘Take Me To Church’. JJ had to tell Hana the bad news: the guy was really their sound guy, Shamus, not Hozier.
Overcoats had a great sound, and based on the audience’s feedback, they certainly made some new fans on their first night playing in Minneapolis.
Matt Corby is a big deal in Australia. His first big break was with his 2011 EP Into the Flame, which peaked at No. 3 on the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Singles Chart and eventually certified 6× Platinum. His debut album Telluric, which came out 11 March 2016 via Universal Music Australia, reached #1 on the ARIA albums' chart.
Since it was Corby’s first time ever in “Dinkytown” Minneapolis, he felt obligated to tell us that he’s actually never seen a ‘sorority’ before Sunday night. When a fan later asked why it took him so long to come here, he responded by saying why haven’t the audience flown to Australia to see him play? Jokingly, of course, but he does have a point.
Matt Corby’s debut album Telluric is out now. His remaining USA tour dates below:
May 28—George, WA—Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 29—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
June 1—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
June 4—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern
June 8—Dallas, TX—Trees
June 9—Austin, TX—Hogg Auditorium
June 11—Atlanta, GA—The Buckhead Theatre
June 13—Washington DC—9:30 Club
June 14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
June 16—New York, NY—Terminal 5
June 18—Toronto, ON—Massey Hall
June 19—Montreal, QC—Corona Theatre
June 20—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club
Matt Corby at the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis (22 May 2016)