British singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Georgia writes passionate, aching tunes that inventively combine influences such as grime, post-punk, and house. After making her full-length debut with the left-field electro-pop of 2015's Georgia, her songs became more club-friendly while losing none of their emotional impact.
The daughter of Leftfield's Neil Barnes, Georgia began playing drums at an early age and eventually studied ethnomusicology at London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She started her musical career as a session drummer, working with several offbeat British pop artists including Kwes., Micachu, and JUCE. Encouraged by the support from her collaborators, she began working on her own material, and JUCE's Cherish Kaya released Georgia's debut EP, Come In, on Kaya Kaya Records in 2014. The EP introduced Georgia's distinctive (and unmistakably British) brand of underground pop, recalling the startling impact that M.I.A. and Micachu had on the music scene upon their debuts. In 2015, Georgia contributed to Leftfield's long-awaited third album Alternative Light Source, singing on "Universal Everything." Domino signed Georgia that year and released her self-titled debut full-length in August.
After a brief absence, she resumed releasing singles with 2017's "Feel It," followed by "Mellow" (featuring Shygirl) and "Started Out" in 2018. She was featured on 2018 albums by Suicideyear and HONNE, as well as Africa Express's 2019 full-length Egoli. "About to Work the Dancefloor," an ecstatic dance-pop single, was met with critical acclaim, building anticipation for Georgia's second album. Seeking Thrills, an emotionally vivid album expressing euphoria and heartbreak through upbeat dance tunes inspired by early house and techno, arrived in early 2020. ~ Paul Simpson