Liz Phair has truly carved out her own lane.
The American songwriter began by self-releasing cassettes, before her stunning 1993 debut album (proper) 'Exile In Guyville' put her on the map.
A sophisticated yet still emotionally raw artist, her work - confident yet fragile, poetic without being verbose - has perfected a style all of its own.
Liz Phair last released a studio album in 2010, but she's said to be working on a double album, while her incoming memoir Horror Stories will be released later this year via Random House.
New box set 'Girly-Sound To Guyville' is out now on Matador, a celebration of her work, and her undaunted influence amongst a new generation of artists.
Clash photographer Rachel Lipsitz got up close at her recent London show at Islington Assembly Hall.
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