To celebrate the release of her new single 'Boxer', which is out today, we asked the brilliant Abi Wade to put together a playlist for us. From Fever Ray to POLIÇA, this is a ten-track playlist of the highest quality.

Before you click the play button, check out her forthcoming tour dates, and the video for her new single.

  • July 20: Truck Festival, Oxford
  • July 21: Larmer Tree Festival
  • July 27: The Union Chapel (daytime show)
  • August 9-11: Wilderness Festival

"This was quite fun. Here is my little playlist of songs I love."


Kate Bush - 'This Woman's Work': I think this song is so beautiful but I love so many of her songs, 'Hounds of Love' and 'Running Up That Hill'. A difficult choice to make!

Thom Yorke - 'Black Swan': I remember when I heard this song, I couldn't believe music could sound this good. In a funny way it made me take my music more seriously.

Fever Ray - 'When I Grow Up': Just such a wonderful artist and her lyrics are so brilliant.

POLIÇA - 'Lay Your Cards Out': This might be one of my Friday night dancing songs!

White Hinterland - 'Icarus': they played at the Concorde 2 in Brighton with Little Dragon. I had tickets but I couldn't go. I hate that I missed it!

King Krule - 'Bleak Bake': I saw him play at the Prince Albert in Brighton, such a raw talent. Love it.

Bat For Lashes - 'Laura': Well it's great isn't it! Incidently the video stars Marques Toliver (a friend of mine) and she studied the same course as me at Brighton uni!

Arthur Russell - 'That's Us/Wild Combination': I often get comparisons to Arthur Russell because of the cello. He's a cello pioneer so he has to have a place on this playlist

Paul Simon - 'Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes': This is my childhood song. My parents had the record which I was forbidden to touch, nevertheless I would put this on and dance around the kitchen table. There were actions and everything!

Joanna Newsom - 'Peach Plum Pear': When I started writing songs with the cello I think I felt that maybe if there was a place for Joanna then there might be a place for me too! [listen here]