Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis Bextor has come a long way since she first came to prominence in the late nineties as lead singer of short lived indie outfit Theaudience before the band split and a one off collaboration with Italian DJ and producer Spiller shot Sophie to the top of the charts and set her on a path to pop perfection.

14 years and 5 million record sales later and we find Sophie about to release album number 5, ‘Wanderlust’, co-penned with Ed Harcourt sees Sophie shift away from the dancefloor with a more personal set of songs that sit perfectly together and perhaps for the first time mark her as a truly inspirational singer songwriter in her own right.

That’s not to say that Sophie’s hasn’t delivered the goods before, her back catalogue is rammed with glistening pop gems that have been the soundtrack to our Saturday nights for over a decade it’s just that with ‘Wanderlust’ Sophie shows she’s as good at opening her soul as she is at strutting her stuff underneath a glitterball and we can’t wait to see both sides of our favourite pop princess when she makes her first appearance at Bestival this year

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