FKA twigs

The artist formerly known as Twigs

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From
Gloucestershire, UK
Age
25

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.

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