Raised in Shepherds Bush by Grenada-born parents, ALA.NI sang them ‘Over The Rainbow’ at the age of 3, and her talent was immediately obvious. ALA.NI stopped many people dead in their tracks when she appeared on Jools late last year, performing ‘Cherry Blossom’ – lifted from her ParadYse-released EP, Spring – with a MGM-gone-noir vocal, as compulsively anachronistic as the Classic sensibility of the track itself. ALA.NI arrived with a voice that seems to take in the cadences of musical history, and an idiosyncratic creative approach to conveying her music, including spooky, self-produced Super 8 videos and release formats that include wax cylinder recordings and even a miniature music box.

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