Armed with a guitar and some drum loops, LoneLady does not let the lack of a full band lessen her rock'n'roll attack.

Armed with a guitar and some drum loops, LoneLady does not let the lack of a full band lessen her rock'n'roll attack. For her first shows outside her home of Manchester, England, the artist made the trek to Austin for South by Southwest in March. She was awarded the gig on the strength of a four-track demo (listen at lonelady.blogspot.com).

It's a bit rudimentary, but it showcases her penchant for writing searing riffs with a PJ Harvey bite. Live, she can whip her bangs off her face as fast as she can spit out a kiss-off. A new single is due in June, and she promises to keep things sparse.

"It's great not to have to deal with band tensions," she says. "There's just my tension, and that's plenty enough."

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