Lily Allen (daughter of cult comedian Keith) is a 21yr old singer/songwriter who is about to soundtrack this summer, fusing pop, hip-hop and dancehall into an uplifting, breezy and eclectic concoction that never ceases to amuse and endear the listener. Having worked with renowned producer Mark Ronson amongst others, Lily looks set to be the next breakthrough UK female artist.
With her debut album 'Alright, Still', Lily is at times blissfully carefree and tongue-in-cheek celebratory ('LDN', 'Alfie') and at times ferociously playful and lyrically petulant ('Not Big', 'Knock Em Out'). Album highlights include the love-split anthem 'Smile', the infectious ska-funk of 'Friday Night' and the ironic dance floor grooves of 'Everything's Just Wonderful'.
With many of her popular MySpace demos making the final cut, this album is already an instant fan favourite, whilst adding many new songs to the fray puts straight anyone in doubt that Lily is an up-and-coming talent to be reckoned with. 'Alright, Still' is a mighty challenge to Nelly Furtado for the title of 'Best Pop Album of 2006'.