THE LOW-DOWN Pat-on-the-back time: one of the first media sources to rave about Anna Calvi was The Ticket. Last February we were swayed by tunes that came packaged with a tang of old-school mystery, a dollop of cinematic sass and a huge appreciation for the blues – qualities that never go out of fashion. Since then, she has signed to Domino, spent much of 2010 perfecting her sound and enjoyed lavish praise from Brian Eno and Nick Cave. Her debut single, Jezebel, a beautiful display of Calvi’s art-rock sensibilities, confirmed all the early expectation, while her live show, which most recently saw her supporting Grinderman and Interpol, is something to be reckoned with. The self-titled debut album is due for release in January, followed by her first proper Irish show (Dublin’s Workman’s Club on February 23rd). She’s also one of the acts to appear on the next season of Other Voices.