Scout Niblett

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Decades: 2000s
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Emma Louise Niblett, 29 September 1973, Staffordshire, England. This UK artist carved out a niche market in her homeland during the early years of the new millennium, crafting a series of intense albums that revealed a songwriting depth lacking in many of her contemporaries.

Niblett grew up in Staffordshire but relocated to Nottingham in her late teens to study music and performance art in the city. It was while at art college that she began writing her own songs. Adopting the stage name of Scout Niblett (inspired by Scout Finch, the narrator of Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill A Mockingbird), she teamed up with drummer Kristian Goddard and made her recording debut in 2001 with a split 7-inch single shared with US artist Songs: Ohia. The single was released on the US independent label Secretly Canadian, which was also the outlet for her debut Sweet Heart Fever. The album focused on Niblett’s hollow-bodied electric guitar and...

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