Chloe Howl – the best new things in pop are free

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With only 11 days left to go on this blog, it’s great to find an exciting new discovery. Chlöe Howl is the new Lily Allen when we didn’t even know the old one needed replacing. (Hey, don’t worry, Lily, we still love you.)

Chlöe has that same streetwise sneer, the witty lyrics, the edge of disdain. She drops her Ts in all the right places. She has a voice that sounds like cheap whiskey and borrowed cigarettes and getting the last bus home. She has the effortless beauty of the immaculately styled – you can imagine her surrounded by executives yelping, “We can SELL this!” – but she’s worth buying into. Actually, you don’t even have to – the EP is downloadable for free. 

The Rumours EP sounds like pop sounds like now. We’ve moved past that awful David Guetta stuff – thank f*** – into a mish-mash of electro-pop, drum and bass and indie guitars. If you loved prime Sugababes, that brilliant Nicola Roberts album and the better songs by Girls Aloud, you’ll really enjoy this.

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She’s 17 years old, bless her! The Line of Best Fit went easy on her with a rib-tickling interview in which she talks about her freckles and whether she’d rather have a runny nose for the rest of her life than have the powder from Wotsits stuck to her fingers. As someone with perennial rhinitis, trust me, go with the cheesy fingers.

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Oh yes. That download link.

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