Emily Portman + Jack Cheshire

Music, Folk, country and blues
Evidently a big fan of Margaret Atwood and Carol Ann Duffy, harp and viola-backed folk darling Portman is fascinated by the dark feminine places at the heart of fairytales, though her school girlish delivery won't suit all tastes. She's best and boldest when writing honestly about her own feelings – 'Little Longing', her meditation on the idea of motherhood, is soul-baringly bittersweet. Plus psych-folk stylings from Cheshire.