Ge­or­gia Nott

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - THE GRILL - Pho­to­graph by Catie Laf­foon / Words by Britt Mann

Ge­or­gia Nott isn’t much of a tweeter. The 23-year-old singer, who with her older brother Caleb forms the elec­tronic pop duo Broods, prefers to com­mu­ni­cate her pol­i­tics the old-fash­ioned way: through music.

In­deed, Nott’s first al­bum as a solo artist – The Venus Project Vol. 1 – is it­self a po­lit­i­cal state­ment. The record is the re­sult of an en­tirely fe­male col­lab­o­ra­tion: from pro­duc­ers and en­gi­neers to the project man­ager, pho­tog­ra­pher and il­lus­tra­tor.

The Venus Project is a prospect Nott has been mulling for about two years, she told Sun­day from her home in LA, which she shares with her hus­band and brother. Be­fore #MeToo, be­fore #TimesUp, Nott had been pen­ning what she calls more per­sonal songs – ones that re­flected who she was and what she stood for, in real life.

“I saw so many peo­ple that were ex­press­ing their fem­i­nism through their plat­forms – I wanted to do that,” she says.

“I wanted to do some­thing that showed I was on th­ese women’s sides – on the side of equal­ity – and I was fight­ing for that.”

While it’s taken her a few years to work out what she wanted to say, Nott’s record has al­ready be­gun spark­ing con­ver­sa­tions, she says, cit­ing an ex­am­ple of a song­writer friend who feels she has to look plain in the stu­dio, for fear she won’t be taken se­ri­ously. “What, you can’t be pretty and be tal­ented?” Be­tween con­ver­sa­tions, Nott took our Sun­day Grill. North Brunch Is­land date Din­ner South Is­land date My whole child­hood is there. Night Twit­ter in In­sta­gram Night out Least amount of so­cial in­ter­ac­tion, please! Neons Neu­trals Minia­ture horse Gi­ant panda Stubbed toe Pa­per cut Read a book Watch a movie Choco­late Cheese Air travel Road trip Only be­cause I never have to drive. I can just look out the win­dow and pick the music. Sea­side Fire­side Flat white Long black Piglet Pooh Gold Sil­ver Win­dow seat Aisle seat Destiny’s Child Spice Girls I was born in 1994 so… Pizza Burg­ers Rain­coat Um­brella Bare feet Jan­dals Read Write Talk Lis­ten I’ve got­ten into the habit of talk­ing to my­self in my head and then for­get­ting if I said it out loud to any­one. The an­swer is usu­ally: “No, you never said any­thing about that.” Cook din­ner Wash the dishes I’m more of a baker than a cook, due to my abil­ity to get dis­tracted eas­ily.

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