Jugu (rhymes with “voodoo”), is the alias of electronic pop producer and vocalist Juliet Guterres. Born and raised in Sydney, Jugu started the solo project in 2010, writing and recording from her home studio.
Inspired by acts such as Little Dragon, Chairlift, Chvrches and many others, Jugu creates her unique sound by layering vocals over synthesisers and electronic drums, experimenting with sounds to find a happy place between the engagingly familiar and intriguingly obscure.
Her first E.P. “Getting Closer” was released at the end of 2010 and received airplay from community radio stations around Australia. One song, “The Deep”, was included in FBi Radio’s The Bridge – Rough Edges Compilation, and the music video featured on Rage as “Indie Clip of the Week”.
Now in 2014, Jugu has found a slightly darker edge to her music. Her new song “All The Girls”, is a musical retaliation to sexism and general sleaze-bagery, and features her playing the alto-saxophone, a skill learnt in high school jazz band.
With many more songs to be released in the coming months, keep an eye out for Jugu as she attempts to make her mark on the Australian music scene.