Well, at least, it is according to an article in today’s Observer.
One of the new names to watch that they list is Sheila Chandra. I’m not sure I’d describe her as a new name though. I first heard of her in 1982 when she was the lead singer on Monsoon’s hit single “Ever So Lonely”. A few years later she sang on “Raining” by Ancient Beatbox, which was one of the first Cooking Vinyl records that I heard.
In it’s monthly music magazine, the Observer also mentions that a new Beth Orton album is imminent – which has to be a good thing.