Jessica Pratt

We can’t say many things are certain, but one thing we’re sure of is that if you hear Jessica Pratt’s voice you’ll be immediately enchanted. She has the amazing ability to conjure new worlds and intimate atmospheres with just a guitar and her dazzling voice. 2015’s Your Own Love Again is a folk album of rare beauty combining delicately handcrafted freak-folk with the naturalistic flow of Nick Drake; and last year’s single “This Time Around”, taken from the California singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album, Quiet Signs, was yet more evidence of Pratt’s ability to hypnotise with sound. It feels like escaping from reality but there’s also an alluring darkness to her singing. The bewitching, sometimes surreal lyrics are matched by the way she delivers them – when you watch her live you can’t take your eyes off her captivating show.