The artist formerly known as Twigs
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Growing up in rural Gloucestershire, Tahliah Barnett moved to London and became known as Twigs (for the way her bones crack). Since then, she has carved out a classic triple-threat career in music, dance and acting.
I still very much feel like a novice, and that I’m growing every day as an artist.FKA twigs
Prior to her own releases, FKA Twigs paid her dues as a back-up dancer in 2011 Sound Of winner Jessie J's video for Do It Like A Dude, and also appeared in a BBC comedy sketch called Beyonce Wants Groceries.
Her critically acclaimed EP2, released on influential indie label Young Turks (The xx, Jack Penate), is a moody, breathy and intimate affair and has received strong radio support, with 6 Music's Gilles Peterson and Radio 1's B.Traits and Huw Stephens getting behind tracks such as Papi Pacify and Water Me.