About G Flip
As G Flip, Melbourne's Georgia Flipo makes emotive, anthemic synth pop. After gaining attention with her 2018 debut single, "About You," she polished her sound on the following year's full-length About Us.
Flipo grew up in a music-loving family: Her father introduced her to the Clash and Green Day, while her mother passed on her affection for pop and R&B. Flipo began playing drums at age nine, when her uncle gave her a kit as a present. A few years later, she learned piano and guitar and played with bands ranging from metal to reggae acts. She idolized her high-school drum teacher, Jenny Rose Morrish, whose support and instruction helped Flipo get into Box Hill Institute, where she majored in drums and earned a Bachelor of Music. When Morrish died from cancer at age 31 in 2015, Flipo made it her goal to fulfill her teacher's dream of touring America. She became the drummer and backing vocalist for the band EMPRA and eventually toured the States with them.
When EMPRA disbanded in late 2016, Flipo dedicated herself to making her own music. She spent much of 2017 working on her production and vocal skills, teaching herself with online tutorials. She also built an audiovisual screen for her kick drum head that she named the Je Re Mo in honor of Morrish. When she wasn't working on her music, Flipo gave drum and guitar lessons to schoolchildren in her studio space.Early in 2018, she signed with the Future Classic label; that February, she released her debut single, "About You." The track earned widespread acclaim as well as chart and streaming success, and Flipo made her live debut a few months later at SXSW. To make her debut album, she collaborated with Scissor Sisters' Scott "Babydaddy" Hoffman, Melbourne-based producer/songwriter Joel Quartermain and producer Ariel Rechtshaid. About Us -- which was inspired by the on-again, off-again relationship Flipo was in during G Flip's early days -- appeared in August 2019.~ Heather Phares