Islington born and bread, Little Simz has been making waves across the UK and US over the past few years. The singer, songwriter and actor isn’t one to shy away from the limelight, first known for her on screen appearances in Plan B’s Ill Manors, the TV drama Youngers and now better known for her unique voice, flow and lyrics.
Her style clearly draws influences from her surroundings and generation, taking heavy inspiration from the Grime scene and UK Hip Hop circuit which can clearly be heard across songs such as ‘101 FM’ whilst other tracks such as ‘Boss’ have a more punk, DIY feel to them. Her unique and versatile sound has not gone unnoticed and has taken her from Islington to the world, supporting the likes of Lauryn Hill, collaborating with Gorillaz, touring America and playing to thousands at Glastonbury Festival.
Little Simz has got an impressive back catalogue to say the least. Considering her young age, having released four albums and a whole range of EP’s and mix tapes, Simz has proved herself to be an artist that produces both quality and quantity. Additionally, any artist producing as much content as her with an international following would ordinarily be expected to be under the umbrella of a major label with a huge team behind them, but that’s just not how Little Simz works. Everything she puts out is under her own label ‘Age 101’ a close knit collective of friends showing her entrepreneurial instincts and know how. These skills were proven furthermore by ‘Welcome To Wonderland’, a London day festival organised and curated by the artist that’s aim was to create a ‘safe space for people from all walks of life to feel like they have one thing in common: Good music, good vibes and art in general’.
This is one artist showing no sign of slowing down in 2019 either, with her latest single critically acclaimed, ‘Selfish’ being revealed as one of the tracks to feature on her upcoming, ten track album: ‘The Grey’. We can’t wait to bring Little Simz to Bristol alongside an all star UK lyricist lineup featuring the likes of Slowthai, Kojey Radical, and Flohio.