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Fast Five: Tilly Valentine



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I’ve been performing my latest electronic music under my own name for about two years, but had always been involved in a range of musical projects before that. It never really crossed my mind to pursue something other than music as a career. I’ve worked part time in coffee shops, garden centres, and even on a building site, and I think it’s safe to say that I’d still pick music!

How would you describe your music?

My favourite quote is from ‘Aupium’ who described my music as “the type of quirky you can pair with a coffee or party”. I think that pretty much sums it up!

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I released my debut single ‘Coins’ last year which received some great support from BBC Radio 1xtra and BBC 6’s Fresh On The Net. I was gigging a lot at the end of last year, my favourites being a BBC Introducing live lounge, the O2 Academy in Oxford and upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s. This year I’ve got more music, some featured tracks, and more gigs… my next one is a Sofar Sounds in London on 1st Feb!

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Lianne La Havas!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

‘Love Me / Love Me Not’ by HONNE. Every time I listen to it I discover something I hadn’t noticed before; whether that be something cool in the production or a really nice lyric!