If you’re a fan of such artists as Grimes, Class Actress, Robyn, Purity Ring, and Niki & The Dove, you’ll love Charli XCX. I discovered this British pop vixen just last month (via The Hype Machine Radio Show – March 2012) and I was immediately hooked. It was her special Valentine’s Day track, aptly titled “Valentine”, that initially caught my ear. Since then though, I’ve listened to just about everything I can find and haven’t found a track yet that I don’t love. She’s got a really cool sound, that she describes as “dark pop”, and her range keeps you wanting more. In one track, she could be channeling Siouxsie Sioux with a heavy goth-pop ballad and next thing you know, she’s treating you to some of the catchiest synth-pop you’ve heard all year. No official word yet on when a debut LP will arrive, but she’s working on a EP, due this summer via IAMSOUND, with a full-length to follow late 2012 or early 2013. I for one can’t wait for more of the “dark pop” stylings of Charli XCX, so stay tuned for more.