more free downloads & remixes at georgiapotter.bandcamp.com Sharp-tongued chanteuse Georgia Potter has rapidly moved to the cutting edge of Alt- electronic pop in a short a burst of hyper-activity. Two promotional singles (XO and Reckless) released digitally on Soundcloud and Bandcamp quickly heating things up with thousands of SoundCloud plays and prominent blog features including Indie Shuffle calling her the “female Frank Ocean." Georgia was Feature Artist on Triple J Unearthed just days after 'Reckless' dropped and moved into the Top #20 and #5 in the Unearthed Pop charts, her previous single 'XO' received national and international radio play including major LA station KCRW. Georgia’s eclectic mixture of neo-RnB and alt-pop sound encompasses a spectrum of dazzling musical concepts, from rolling beds of bass lapped with lush epiphanies to darker introspections, on love and loss, traversed by spacious and beat driven production. Her artistic trajectory has seen her move from folk balladeer to recording and touring member of indie cult punk-soul group Laneous & The Family Yah to guesting live w/acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote and Regurgitator. With her debut LP currently underway, and after the response to her two promotional singles, expect big things from this mercurial songstress.
Brisbane-based "Alt-Rnb chanteuse" Georgia Potter fuses smoky soul vocals with dark electronic beats.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I've experimented with music a lot. Stylistically, I try not to have too much of an agenda. You've just gotta answer what the song is asking of you, let it evolve naturally by playing with it. Having said that, I have a deep love for RnB & electronic music that's finally making its way to the surface of what I'm doing. The music I've made recently, Reckless & XO and the next bunch of songs, are very connected to each other - thematically and sonically. But if I'm really to break it down - I'm a singer. I love nothing more on earth than singing. And with that, comes a huge passion for lyricism & the written word. So the voice is paramount to my writing.
What’s your live show like?
In March & April I'll be touring with a brand new band - we're a four piece. I'm up front playin' the voicebox & the occasional synth, Peet's on synths & samples, Jack the whiz-kid plays leads guitar and Myka plays live drums - her backbeat is so goddamn fly. We have a whole set of new material to share.
This release marks your return from a “busy one-year hiatus”. Could you tell us more about what you’ve been up to and how this has affected your creative output?
Gosh it's been even longer than that. I've been travelling, writing and recording demo material since I left Australia in early 2011. It's been a truly wild era in my life, travelling through the back corners of Egypt, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey and the bright lights of Berlin, Paris, London, LA and New York. I took a little recording setup with me and wrote new material wherever I was. It was an inexplicably inspiring time because of the variety of experiences I was having daily, and I've definitely drawn from that and injected it into my new work. You just never know where ideas & inspiration are gonna come from, sometimes it's the strangest of places or the simplest of things. I was also directly inspired by the music I encountered in each place, from improvising with an 8-piece world music band in Egypt to seeing Prince, Janet Jackson & James Blake across the same week in Paris.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Australian music community that inspire you?
It's damn inspiring to be back in Brisbane seeing the rising success of so many Briskids. At the moment, since I'm recording new material, I'm daydreaming mostly about producers - I'd love to work with M-Phases & Francois Tetaz. I'm inspired by Bertie Blackman, Andy Bull and very proud of my pals Hiatus Kaiyote for their overseas explosion. I'm inspired daily by the tenacity of the artists around me. We're all working our guts out, cash strapped, for the love of it, trying to better ourselves & each other. Artists like Tin Can Radio, Slamagotchi, Yukon Snakes, MKO, Superfeather, Kirkis, Dan Parsons, Luke Mansini, Sleepy Tea - it's easy to keep your chin up with these comrades at my side.
What’s coming up for you in 2013?
I've just released a new single "Reckless", which I'm touring through Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne in April. I'm also finishing a video soon! I'm at work on a bunch of collaborations at the moment and working on new material of my own to release later in the year. No one can keep me off the stage, so expect lots of shows too!
Australian music is…?
...hipper than hip. Impressive to say the least.View Profile Hide Interview