I found Georgia’s music during lockdown, through her cover of Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush. I loved it from my very first listen, and hearing her take on that iconic song live is a definite highlight of this evening. It seems so natural for Georgia to cover, as if the song was her own, due to the obvious 80s influence in her music.
Before the highly anticipated arrival of Georgia on the Cardiff Tramshed boards is a new artist, Kitty: effortlessly cool and choreographed, she soon has everyone dancing. Her songwriting also shines through her performance, particularly the surprisingly dark and emotive After Party. If you like Kim Petras or Charli XCX, you’ll love Kitty – and she’s based in Cardiff so expect to hear more of her in the future.
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When Georgia enters the Cardiff stage, the energy in the room goes through the roof, as if at a rave. Started Out, which opens last year’s Seeking Thrills album, is the perfect opener to kick the evening off. The rest is a blur of top-tier, fast-paced synthpop songs matched with crashing cymbals. Georgia performs fully solo, with just a microphone and an incredible drum kit centre stage: the lights and smoke are all the embellishments needed.
Ray Guns, one of Seeking Thrills’ highlights, starts – but something goes wrong and ends up being skipped entirely, which is a shame. However, Georgia doesn’t dwell on it, and bursts straight into Feel It. There’s even a tease of a new song, So What, accompanied by her guitar. Finally, a one-two punch of the aforementioned Running Up That Hill and About Work The Dancefloor is insanely fun. It’s a relatively short show and I’m left wanting more – my sole, small complaint because I didn’t want the party to end.
After the show, Georgia greets fans at the merch stand, taking the time for conversations and to pose for photos. It was a Cardiff gig that showed how versatile this musician is, and how incredibly talented. I can’t wait to hear more.
Tramshed, Cardiff, Wed 24 Nov
words SARAH BOWDIDGE photos EMMA LEWIS
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