Artist Anushka Chkheidze in European Independent Album of the Year Award nomination

The 22-year-old is one of Georgian scene's recognised creatives of the past few years. Photo via Anushka Chkheidze artist page on Facebook., 20 Jan 2021 - 18:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian artist Anushka Chkheidze is one of 25 names nominated for the Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA)'s European Independent Album of the Year Award for 2020.

One of the recognised names of the latest generation of electronic and experimental music producers from the Georgian scene, Chkheidze is on the association's yearly nomination thanks to her debut album Halfie, released by the label of the Tbilisi-based Creative Education Studio, of which the young artist is a graduate.

The eight-track electro and techno release has been praised for being "well though[t] [out] and intelligent" by Amsterdam's Rush Hour record store, which named Halfie as one of Top 25 Albums of 2020 last month.