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Ones To Watch: GG

Published On June 1, 2017 | By Brendon Veevers | Ones To Watch

Location: London, UK/Russia

Genre: Electronica

Russian talent, GG, a creative powerhouse who is already a familiar face in her home country, has produced a fittingly flamboyant promo for her latest single ‘4 days’, which is the lead track to her new EP.

In it, the soon-to-be-star – real name Nastya Palchikova – is seen with elaborate make-up, like a paint-spattered Pierrot as she whirls around a decaying apartment.

Although this is the first time the Moscow-based performer has gone-it-alone, GG has already built a solid reputation fronting Russian Indie-pop band Sukhie touring extensively including the occasional London date.

Her music is as captivating and unconventional as the story of her early life. She developed her musical gifts as a youngster growing up in Saratov close to the river Volga, studying the cello at a local music college from the age of eight.

She was soon writing her own songs but by 13 her life was turned upside down when her father was killed by the Russian mob. Within months, she had fled her home with little more than her beloved cello and a handgun for protection.

There followed a spell sheltering in an abandoned building without heat or water, and it was only the kindness of a woman from a local market which kept her fed. Despite her chaotic circumstances, she managed to continue attending school and practising her music.
Eventually returning home she managed to graduate from music college and went on to study scriptwriting, before taking her first steps as a professional musician when she formed Sukhie in 2009.

Now she is making a bold move on her own with what she describes as a “rather unexpected” new direction with English language recordings of chilled electronica. Describing what her music means to her, she responds: “A mix of good old everyday routine with an archaic madness flowing in the veins of each modern motherf***ker.”

Keep up to date and connect with GG using the following links:

www.ggofficial.com

Twitter: @_ggofficial

Facebook: GG

YouTube: GGVevo

Instagram: _GGofficial

iTunes: GG

Soundcloud: GG

About The Author

::: RenownedForSound.com's Editor and Founder - Interviewing and reviewing the best in new music and globally recognized artists is his passion. Over the years he has been lucky enough to review thousands of music releases and concerts and interview artists ranging from top selling superstars like 27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, Boyz II Men, Roxette, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Loeb and iconic Eagles front man/songwriter, Glenn Frey through to more recent successes including Newton Faulkner, Janelle Monae and Caro Emerald. Brendon manages and coordinates the amazing team of writers on RenownedForSound.com who are based in the UK, the U.S and Australia.

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