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Just a few months after watching her captivate listeners at an intimate gig in Newcastle, it’s exciting to see Georgina Gale’s career moving into high gear with a debut EP due for release on 10th May.

It’s been a great year, I met so many amazing people. Meeting and working with producer Tony Brown has been really cool, it feels great to work with someone who totally gets your sound and ideas.” She enthuses.

Signed by North East label Sapien Records, Gale’s new EP Did You Run? marks the start of her work with a full band. “Meeting and working with a band has definitely been a highlight. They’re awesome people, playing with them is such a good feeling and gives me so much motivation.”

Did You Run? is a six-track collection of styles, influences and sounds, showcasing Gale’s emotive blend of indie, folk pop and Americana. Fans are already clamouring for more after the release of lead track Yellow Line, a gut-punch of a song that’s everything you want to sing along to when life knocks you off your feet. Whether you’re feeling vulnerable and delicate, or you want something to soundtrack a little righteous post-break up anger, Did You Run? has a track for you.

The songs on the EP do range in genre influences, my inspiration comes from a lot of different sounds,” says Gale. “4 In The Afternoon is a fairly big bandy indie/alt./rock song which was probably my favourite to create.”

Did You Run? showcases Gale’s emotive blend of indie, folk pop and Americana

Growing up in Cumbria, Gale is now based in Newcastle and has found a fierce network of support and encouragement for her music in the North East. “After living here for almost two years, I have noticed a real support and thriving energy from female artists. They seem to be doing so well and it feels like there is a real support from the Newcastle music scene and community.”

A mark of her soaring popularity, Gale’s EP launch is booked at one of her favourite Newcastle venues. “I am so excited for my EP launch at Zerox. If you know me, you know I’m always convincing my mates to go there on a night out or to watch the bands, so I can’t wait to play there. Also it’s a gig with the full band which I’m always buzzing about!”

After selling out her first headline gig at Mosaic Tap in March, Gale’s irresistible charm and ability to move seamlessly through a range of genres is amassing a fanbase that are sure to follow her wherever she goes. Discovering the live music scene in Cumbria when she turned 18, Gale says she quickly fell in love with being on stage. “I don’t come from a very musical family so any influence growing up came from listening to albums in the car or going to gigs and becoming obsessed with the feeling that being around live music gave me.”

Following on from the EP launch and a festival appearance at A Stone’s Throw Festival on Saturday 25th May, it feels like Gale is on the cusp of a breakthrough. “My dream venue would be Glasgow O2 Academy. I know that sounds a bit random but it’s the first venue I went to to see a band. My Dad always said it would be a cool full circle kind of moment if I was to play there!”

Georgina Gale releases Did You Run? On 10th May. She performs at Zerox, Newcastle on Saturday 18th May and A Stone’s Throw Festival on Saturday 25th May.

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