'Rock Of Ages'
ESKA

To those in the know, ESKA is one of the UK's most powerful artists.

Working slowly, fastidiously, the singer took just over five years to make her debut album, her perfectionist streak pushing sessions further and further.

Yet, when it arrived, the self-titled release was something truly special. Soulful, dexterous and emotionally gripping, 'ESKA' was quickly grasped by fans as something quite outside the norm.

Thankfully, her music seems to be breaking through. EKSA has received a nomination for the Mercury Prize, and d'you know what? She might just win...

Ahead of this, Clash is able to unveil a live version of 'Rock Of Ages'. Recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studio, it's a beautiful live rendering of a tender piece of songwriting.

Check it out now.

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The overall winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music will be announced on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music on Friday (November 20th). BBC Four coverage begins at 9.30pm.

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