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Marjana Semkina

Sleepwalking (Kscope)

If you’re looking for someone to fall in love with the day before Valentine’s then get a load of Marjana Semkina. She’s the lead singer of cult Russian outfit Iamthemorning and this – her debut solo album – is something to behold. She has stepped through the wardrobe into a world of Kate Bush-isms full of bold tunes that swoop and soar like larks on the wing, adding drama to a folky/pop template that unfurls with no little majesty. Endlessly rewarding stuff.