Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Lily Allen

Yes, Stereogum too has been obsessed with Lily Allen. Especially because we know almost nothing about the blogosphere’s newest download darling from across the pond. When ThighsWideShut passed us an MP3 of “Knock ‘Em Out,” we hit play and wondered for a few secs if she was the new Nellie McKay or the new M.I.A. And then her cheeky/ballsy rhymes took over: turns out Lily’s a female Mike Skinner, and absolutely infectious. Also nab her debut single “LDN” which has been getting love on Radio 1 and MySpace, where she’s amassed quite a following. We totally just added her as a friend of Stereogum. Hope she likes ‘Gum!

Lily Allen – “LDN” (MP3 Link Expired)
Lily Allen – “Knock Em Out” (MP3 Link Expired)

And don’t worry, Lil, you’ll get your “lost” phone back. Lil’ Kim is just borrowing it. And good luck with the “house-on-fire/syphilis.”

Take a frenetic springtime bike ride with Lilly in the “LDN” video: WIN | REAL

A reader e-mailed asking who produced her debut, out on Regal in July. Beats us. Fill us in tastemakers!

Deeplink to Lily’s first mixtape? (Warning: 70MB, sure to be removed soon, as her main page seems permanently down.)

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