It'll be pretty tough not to see Lianne La Havas this summer. That's no hardship. The 22-year-old soul-jazz chanteuse, a Streatham girl of Greek and Jamaican heritage, entered an already crowded marketplace at the start of the year, but this one has enough of a subtly distinctive flavour to justify her place among all the other post-Adele, post-Amy vintage-styled songbirds.
Nurtured for two years by Warners, given a personal audience with Rick Rubin, and a former backing singer with Paloma Faith, La Havas has been carefully groomed for success. Following three EPs, an appearance on Later... and a sell-out show at London's Scala, come September, she'll have played no fewer than 11 festivals – and somewhere in the middle of all that, in July, she'll be releasing her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?
Playing: Live at Leeds, The Great Escape, Hay, The Apple Cart, Hop Farm, Latitude, Camp Bestival, Wilderness, Cornbury, Summer Sundae, Bestival