British popstar Chlöe Howl may be only 18, but this mouthy redhead isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. Her edgy lyrics have drawn comparisons with the likes of Lily Allen, mixed with soulful melodies and electro pop hooks that will get you dancing. Recently nominated for the Brits Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC Sound of 2014 list, she’s a hot tip for the New Year.

If you like the sound of her (or maybe you’re already her biggest fan) be sure to come down to our London flagship on Wednesday (11th December), where she’ll be taking to the stage to play a live festive set for us. We caught up with her in the lead up to her Topshop gig:

We last chatted with you in October – can you tell us what the last few months has been like for you?

Things have been great! I went on tour with John Newman which was so much fun. Then when I got home, I found out I was on the BBC sound poll and nominated for a Brit! So it’s been pretty mental.

How would you describe your style?

Not very girly or colourful. I only ever wear Dr. Martens, so I usually look pretty tomboyish.

How do you wear Topshop?

I own a lot of Topshop stuff. I always go there if I need something nice for a night out!

Looking forward to playing at our flagship Oxford Circus store?

I’ve shopped there since I was a kid and it’s pretty iconic, so I’m very excited.

What’s next for Chlöe Howl?

I’ve just announced I’m supporting Ellie Goulding on tour around Europe so that’ll be amazing. And then my album will be released in the summer.

How does it feel to be nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brits?

Absolutely insane! Just to be nominated is ridiculous. Especially next to Sam Smith and Ella Eyre, who are amazing.

See Chlöe Howl play at Topshop Oxford Circus, Wednesday 11th December, 6.30pm and join the event on Facebook here.