Easy musicality, versatile flow, honest expression and an ability to glide from Grime to Hip-hop, R’n’b and House with ease are just some of the ingredients that have gone into the making of Grime’s darling, Lioness.

Born Isabell Fender, the London native has always had an affinity for music and with an early introduction to Grime at the age of 14, Lioness found her outlet.

Drawn to the freedom, fun and grit of Grime, Lioness’ debut mixtape Lochness Monster showed the world from a young Lioness’ eye view. The bite of Good For A Girl a remix of Drake’s Over, the uncertainty of Jail Tale and the flirtatious and confident sensuality of Black High Heels was enough to connect with listeners and convert them into fans who could relate.

Lioness’ sophomore mixtape, Roarness, saw a more mature and personal body of work. From the playful Mona Lisa, to the pulsing Ghetts featured Set The Girl, Lioness took listeners along on her journey of self discovery.

After a hiatus from music, Lioness reintroduced herself to the world with the hard-hitting banger Everyting Mad. The bold and honest freestyle DBT and anthemic DBT Remix – a collaboration with some of the UK’s finest female mc’s – followed, showing a lot of life had been lived and Lioness had much to say. Stand out BBC 1Xtra World Cup and Premier League freestyles introduced Lioness to ever growing audiences letting all know Lioness is ready to soar. Who knew a lioness could have wings?

May 10, 2019 11:00 pm TAPES Presents: The UK Grime Showcase