London’s 25 year-old Georgia got her start working as a session musician for the likes of Micachu and the Shapes and Kwes., laying down frisky, full-figured rhythms on a drum kit. After years behind the scenes, she’s at the brink of an artistic breakthrough, carving out a space for her own music to thrive. It was first teased last summer with her fantastic Come In EP. Now, as she preps her debut self-titled LP, Georgia is opening performances for the colossal electro outfit Hot Chip and collaborating on one-off remixes with members of Warpaint. Her music is intensely physical, a dense network of carefully arranged rhythms that aspire for pop in wildly unconventional ways, harkening upon female electronic vanguards like Peaches and M.I.A.. This eight-and-a-half minute video of Georgia performing “Move Systems” with Stella Mozgawa is a fairly approximate encapsulation of her skills, how much power she assumes when playing live.
The original cut of “Move Systems,” the lead single off the forthcoming Georgia debut, is an unforgiving assault of industrial electro, grime, and violent drum cadences.“It was inspired by Brazilian hip-hop which happens in the favelas in Rio,” Georgia told Crack Magazine. Much of her sound carries a similar, transnational influence that makes her music feel expansive, robust with geographically disparate textures and ideas. In this case, she interpolates the aggression of Brazilian hip-hop to write a song about being a woman, going out on the town, doing something a bit naughty.
A month ago she released her newest effort, “Nothing Changes,” a sassy electro pop banger that puts greater emphasis on eccentric synthesizer melodies and programmed beats than the live drumming on tracks like “Move Systems.” The visual for the single, directed by Courtney Phillips, depicts Georgia surrounded by forestry, hunted by a pack of hooded strangers. It isn’t until the final shots of the video that we realize they aren’t chasing her. They’re following her, like the alpha wolf she is.
Georgia is headed to New York City next week to play dates with Hot Chip and Ricky Eat Acid. Stream the Come In EP below.