Get up close with the pop queen...

Charli XCX is one of a kind.

One of the most riveting voices in pop culture, her creative ferocity is linked to a willingness to step well outside the boundaries.

Mixtapes like 2018's 'Pop 2' have underlined her prowess, with a string of stellar singles building up to incoming album 'Charli'.

First, though, she returned to the UK for a stellar performance at the weekend's Reading and Leeds festival.

Clash photographer Lauren McDermott got up close at Reading...

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