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George Pringle

George Pringle

George Pringle


Oxford-based George Pringle began writing music when she was 16. She pinched her older brother’s guitar and taught herself bar chords. Her brother ditched the guitar to become a DJ. “I don’t see the point of making music when I’m not doing anything new and other people can do it so much better than me. I enjoy listening to them far more,” he said. George began recording demos on a broken two-deck Karaoke machine at home during the school holidays. Read more on Last.fm
Oxford-based George Pringle began writing music when she was 16. She pinched her older brother’s guitar and taught herself bar chords. Her brother ditched the guitar to become a DJ. “I don’t see the point of making music when I’m not doing anything new and other people can do it so much better than me.

I enjoy listening to them far more,” he said. George began recording demos on a broken two-deck Karaoke machine at home during the school holidays. She also pinched French Oral examination tape recorders whilst at boarding school and recorded late at night in the school hall, using the assembly microphone. She played alone, and in bands, before abandoning guitar for Garage band music software, which she acquired at 21. Her brother’s words stuck with her. When she was a teenager, he played her LCD Soundsystem “Losing My Edge”.

It sounded fresh and knowing: “I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars and bought turntables. I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars.” Tony Wilson’s music cycles swirled through her head in the backseat of a Fiat Punto, somewhere in the middle of the Italian countryside. She decided that the wa-wa-waah whinging over guitar was not going to create anything new, but she was: A few years later she started talking. Now 22, George has become a “Diseuse” (a female performer of monologues). She makes electronic music on her iBook G4 (which she calls Truman) and recites poetry over the tracks.

Her demos have been described as "just plain charming!" by Music Week. George gigs Karaoke-style, with a view to someday incorporating projections of her photo journals into her live shows. She can be seen at several festivals and warm-up shows in the lead-up to her debut single later this summer. "Shoegaze-pop, poetry and electronica" The Guardian "Takes a blog-esque approach to lyricism and pulls it through a Death Cab-meets-Patti Smith-o-scope" NME "It's quite clear that she is right up our street. Glitchy, slightly-haunting, extract-from-a-diary pop songs." Tim Chipping Channel 4 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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