Georgia Barnes made her solo debut last year with the 'Come In' EP on Kaya Kaya Records, but she wasn't necessarily a newcomer: Barnes studied music at SOAS in London, worked the counter at Rough Trade, and played drums in the live bands of Kwes and Kate Tempest. Growing up in a very musical household in North West London, she was exposed to grime, dub, ragga, post-punk, and sophisti-pop, while claiming influences from more contemporary producers like Missy Elliott and Hudson Mohawke.
'Georgia' was written, performed, and produced by Barnes in her home studio over a two-year period, and it features a few tracks from the 'Come In' EP as well as previous Domino single Move Systems. You can watch a trailer for 'Georgia', soundtracked by album opener Intro, above.
She'll be playing a bunch of shows in the future, including support slots with Hot Chip, which you can check out below.
Georgia 'Georgia' tracklist:
03. Be Ache
04. Nothing Solutions
05. Hold It
07. Cab Ride
08. Tell Me About It
09. Move Systems
10. Heart Wrecking Animals
Georgia live dates:
June 6th: The Waiting Room, London
July 9th: Electrowerkz, London
October 13th: O2 Academy (with Hot Chip), Bristol
October 14th: Pyramid Centre (with Hot Chip), Portsmouth
October 16th: Barrowland (with Hot Chip), Glasgow
October 17th: Albert Hall (with Hot Chip), Manchester
October 18th: Beckett University (with Hot Chip), Leeds
October 20th: Rock City (with Hot Chip), Nottingham
October 21st: Corn Exchange (with Hot Chip), Cambridge
Domino Recording Co. release 'Georgia' on August 7th 2015 (buy).