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The name sounds like something your cat might type walking across your keyboard. Actually, this is the stage name of breathy UK vocalist Tahlia Barnett, a Cotswolds native of Spanish and Jamaican extraction. As you're probably wondering, 'Twigs' refers to the way her bones would 'pop' as a child while FKA stands for “formerly known as". Having moved to London aged 17 to break into music, she started as a backing dancer with Jessie J (squint and you'll see her in the 2010 'Do It Like A Dude' promo). All the while she was fine-tuning her sound, a spacey R&B somewhere between Alicia Keyes and Massive Attack. Signed to Young Turks, home to The xx, SBTRKT, John Talabot and others, she has achieved steady progress, with her single 'Water Me' clocking up 100,000 YouTube hits. Explaining her influences, she's sought to connect her futuristic sound to the past. "Everybody else in school was listening to Take That," she said. "And I was listening to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald."

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