Published Aug 05, 2015Her self-titled debut LP hadn't even dropped yet and 25-year-old British multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Georgia Barnes was already being touted as one to watch, earning comparisons to the likes of M.I.A., among others.
With Georgia, a brisk slap in the face from a fresh and much-needed newcomer, she makes good on her early promise. It's quickly evident her debut is the product of a life spent fully submersed in the realm of music — at just 25, she's already played drums for names like Kwes and Micachu — and her prowess is heard on "Move Systems," easily one of the most striking first singles out there. Written, performed, and produced solely by the artist, Barnes' debut is a percussive gem saturated with guttural synths. It's a distinct piece of electro-pop that deserves close listening. (Domino)