Rebecca Mimiaga’s LOUIZA have been tearing it up with their electrifying avant-garde sorcery and are without a doubt one of our favourite finds of the year. It’s easy to see why…


What have been your most memorable moments of 2017?

My top 2: Getting engaged, Recording my record Party Trick.

What’s your album of the year?

That I’ve been listening to this year? Hmm the two I really sank into were “Segu Blue” by Bassekou Kouyate and “Memories Are Now” by Jesca Hoop.

What was the best gig (besides your own) that you’ve been to this year?

I just saw the Red Hot Chilli Peppers live at a fire relief benefit concert in SF. I never really got into their recordings but man they kill it live.

Where will you be this Christmas and New Year?

Oakland CA.

What’s your favourite thing to eat or drink at Christmas?

I’m a sucker for egg nog .. I go for a nog with a bourbon nail around the holidays.

What’s the best and worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?

Best: maps to all the top hiking trails in California with the promise to take me Worst: a regift of a necklace I made for the person I received it from.

Do you have any resolutions for 2018?

Yes: a new album and a tour.

What is one thing you hope does not continue into 2018?

The current administration, guess that’s a pipe dream.

What album are you hoping for/looking forward to the most from 2018?

Oh man! Off the top of my head I’m looking forward to the new TuneYards album

What band/act do you think we should keep our eyes on in 2018?

Also tough, tons of amazing artists here in the bay!

LOUIZA’s debut album Party Trick is available now.