Growing up in London Delilah was always surrounded by music, her father was a promoter for British bands and live music nights however it wasn’t until he passed away that she began to channel her energies into making her own music. Now as she puts the finishing touches to her debut album, from The Roots Up she takes some time out to tell us about her favourite places in London…
The Dairy Studios, Brixton: I’ve worked at most studios in London but the atmosphere in The Dairy always feels like home to me. It’s private and full of daylight, which is key when you spend all day in the studio. The people there have become like family and as a result my best work has been done whilst at the Dairy.
Hampstead Heath: It’s one of the few places in London where I can get away from it all. It’s fresh air and green spaces right in the middle of North London. I love to walk my dog and grab a coffee on a sunny day. Perfect!
Busaba Eatai, Old Street: It’s healthy, quick, delicious Thai food. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is peaceful and is reasonably priced.
YoYo, Notting Hill Arts Club: I’ve always loved YoYo’s – it’s the go-to place in London for new music and fresh talent. The crowd are young and vibrant and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing lots of my friends showcase there. It’s actually the place I did my first showcase. The fact that it turns into a club for a few hours afterwards is just a bonus.
KOKO, Camden: It is one of my favourite live venues in London. Being from Camden I grew up knowing it as Camden Palace and went to loads of raves and shows there. Since then I’ve performed at KOKO countless times, supporting amazing artists including Chase and Status, Maverick Sabre and Emeli Sande. This week I finally headlined my own show at KOKO for the first time. It was packed, the crowd were wonderful and it was fantastic to do a local show with of all my friends and family there!