REMI NICOLE HAS ONLY BEEN GIGGING SINCE OCTOBER LAST YEAR BUT HAS TAPPED INTO THE UK'S CURRENT YEARNING FOR FEISTY SONGSTRESSES SPOUTING DOWN TO EARTH LYRICS AND EVERYGIRL ATTITUDE. ALL FRESH FACED CANDOUR AND EASY CONFIDENCE, THE 24 YEAR OLD CRAFTS CLEVER POP, AND HER "GO MR SUNSHINE" WITH ITS FUZZY GUITAR AND STOMPING BEAT IS SET TO BE THE ANTHEM OF THIS INDIAN SUMMER. CLASH SHOT THE GUITAR WIELDING NORTH LONDONER AT THE HAWLEY ARMS IN CAMDEN, WHERE SHE FILLED US IN ON OLD HAUNTS AND SHENANIGANS FROM A NOT SO DISTANT YOUTH.
I went to high school in Camden, the Jewish Free School. My mum's mum's mum was Russian Polish, they're Ashkenazi Jews. We did religious studies, but that was the only part of my upbringing that was Jewish. The last journalist made a really big deal about that, which was really annoying, but it was a good school and a lot of my family went there.
HOODLUMS AND HAUNTS
When I was a kid I used to hang around laundrettes a lot, there s something quite nice and quirky and retro about them, that's why we shot the clip for Fed Up in one.
I used to go to garage and jungle raves. I remember going to an indie night once, but none of my friends were into it. I was musically oppressed.
I worked at The Lock Tavern in Camden about two years ago, so I hung out there a lot. Primrose Hill park every summer, I'd go to play guitar, chill, listen to music, drink beer, Pimms. I had a few bar jobs because I went to drama school, and worked at bars all through. I'm glad I'm not pulling pints anymore.
LIKE A VIRGIN
My first cigarette was about 10 or 11, and I picked it up off the floor! A woman dropped a butt and me and my cousin picked it up we also used to smoke paper. It was easier buying cigarettes when I was younger than it is now!
I've always written silly stupid songs, but that was the first song that was true.
One of my first boyfriends was a guy called Oli. Hes in a band now and actually texted me today to let me know they were playing. I had loads of boyfriends at school, you know like, "Will you go out with me?" "Yeah". My first serious boyfriend was at 16 and I went out with him for about 2 years.
My first song I wrote ever was called Monday Morning , and it was about my first boyfriend and my second song, which I can t remember it s about the only song I can't remember was about him as well. I've always written silly stupid songs, but that was the first song that was true. My friend Brooke sings Monday Morning all the time, that's how I remember it, she says it's her favourite song!
Shot at The Hawley Arms, Castlehaven Road, NW1
Remi Nicole wears midnight blue silk jacket by Frost French.
Dress by Bora Aksu. Socks and Ked's, her own.