Scout Niblett + Dope Body

Critics' pick
Photograph: Devin Ludwig
Scout Niblett
Scout Niblett, a singer from Nottingham, England, is a genuine original—what some people like to just call “weird.” Niblett may play solo on guitar and drums, or bring along a drummer. But no matter the format, the dispatches from her mysterious inner world make for powerfully affecting music, as evidenced by her tough, haunting latest LP, It's Up to Emma. Choppy, abrasive Baltimore postpunk two-piece Dope Body sets the stage.