Describing her music as “acoustic pop married to indie, whilst having an obsessive love affair with Afro/Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms,” Kimberly Anne’s eclectic musical style was shaped by the constant sound clash at home when she was growing up: her Dad blasting out Jimi Hendrix and Van Morrison, her Mum playing Tracy Chapman, and her older sister blaring out Mary J Blige and Common. After dropping out of College and working in a variety of jobs, Kimberly Anne taught herself to play the guitar by learning songs by The Cure and Bloc Party and began to perform at open mic nights. In 2012, Kimberly Anne recorded an EP with Ed Sheeran producer Julian Simmons, self-releasing it the same year. She started to hear from record labels soon after, eventually inking with Polydor who “were brave enough to give me and my weird bedroom demos a shot at making a debut record. They even let me go to West Africa before I started recording.”
Following support shows with the likes of HAIM, Ella Eyre, Jake Bugg and First Aid Kit, Kimberly Anne will embark on her debut headline tour in October, including two nights at London’s Barfly.