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Willis, The Electroacoustic Club, Clerkenwell

Willis, The Electroacoustic Club, Clerkenwell

Elusive non-hippy folk chick makes triumphant comeback

Willis: 'An intriguing otherness about her and her music'

“Thank you for waiting. I know some of you have been waiting a long time – about seven years – but it takes me a while to get things done.” Thus did singer/songwriter Hayley Willis greet the audience at her return to active service. Two Willis albums have bookended that seven-year period: 2003's acclaimed Come Get Some, her debut for 679/XL, and its excellent follow-up, Uncle Treacle, released on 4 October on her own Cripple Creek label, for which last night's performance acted as a launch party.

When a woman around six feet tall, clad in 1950s schoolteacher mufti, her face garishly made up to resemble a marionette, walks into the room, you do tend to notice

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