Brave new girls

The musical story of 2009 so far has been an irresistible wave of young female musicians setting the agenda. Here, we interview Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, and profile seven of her brightest contemporaries

11th July, 2009

Have we ever been so thoroughly in love with young, female recording artists? Last year, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, Adele and Duffy opened the floodgates, and now a new breed of bright, talented female musicians, from both here and abroad, are storming through - and fast taking over the reins.

In the past six months, artists like Florence and the Machine, La Roux and Little Boots have arrived onto the world stage, fantastically...

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