"Next year I need to book out two weeks and make sure I'm in Glasgow for the whole festival" laughs Su Shaw as we speak ahead of her Celtic Connection shows she will play under new moniker, SHHE.

Previously working as Panda Su, SHHE is alter-ego of the Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer who released her self-titled album last year.

"With Panda Su it came to a natural end" says Su. I did different things in that time with the years I had a break and retuned to it when it felt right.

"I had always struggled a bit with communicating and finding the sound that I wanted to make, and it made sense to go away and learn that".

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Su upped sticks to Dundee, where SHHE was born.

“It felt like a new life persona,” she says. “It's not a massive city, but for me Dundee was a real change. It felt like a new start."

It was a new start that attracted new attention: her first new track 'Eyes Shut', a collaboration with photographer and dancer Harry Clark, had its music video premiered on Dazed and Confused.

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"Eyes Shut was a really personal track for me and the video worked so beautifully" adds Su. "I wanted to share it with an audience and Dazed was perfect. The response was incredible."

Indeed, it was a response that eventually led to SHHE being signed to label, One Little Indian, home of Bjork. The results were fruitful, but creating SHHE entailed a larger mode of isolated self-discovery after eliminating completely the already recognisable and familiar.

“I needed to go through that exercise of recording the album alone,” she explains. “Up until that point, I had been a real perfectionist. But if you're always striving for perfection, you'll never finish anything. I needed to put myself through that process.”

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Luckily, we will be around to hear it at the Hug and Pint this Saturday as part of Celtic Connections.

"It's been my first time playing Celtic Connections - I think the audience that the festival gets are incredible, as it's so diverse".

It's a lot of firsts, but they are merely 'new' firsts. For now, SHHE is fully formed and primed to show us who she is. It may not be the same person in years to come, but judging how well her first reincarnation has gone, her second (if there is one) will be even better.