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the young musicians: part three

Yung Lean, Little Simz, Skinny Girl Diet: get to grips with the future sound of the pop underground.

by i-D Team
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16 July 2015, 1:19am

Yung Lean

What do you do and why do you do it?
Music and arts, because I need money for rent. 

Describe yourself in five words.
Tokyo prince sbe money gang. 

How did you start your career?
Somebody called me when I was 16 and in school and asked if I wanted to play live in Gothenburg. 

What was your big break?
Ginseng Strip 2002. 

What are you working on at the moment?
Myself. 

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Go hard or stay inside. Rock star life is what you make of it. Don't ask for anything. 

We're celebrating the 35th Anniversary Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
We were eating snails in Paris the other day, pre-celebrating Yung Sherman's 20th birthday. 

Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
My favourite film is The Aristocats. 

What's your party trick?
I put Tupac on YouTube and smoke opium outta water bottles like it's nothing. 

Finish the sentence: 35 is the new...
Classic. Salute to sbe, GTB, Kane Grocerys, White Armor, Elvis, my grandma, Emilio and KKB.

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Hair Naoki Komiya at Julian Watson Agency. Make-up Ninni Nummela at Streeters London. Photography assistance Lex Kembery, James Robjant, Matthew Healy. Yung Lean wears T-shirt model's own.

Skinny Girl Diet

What do you do and why do you do it?
Ursula: 
I play drums and act. It's a creative outlet to keep my mind at bay. 
Amelia: I'm the bassist in Skinny Girl Diet, because it's fun.
Delilah: I make art and music because it makes me feel good.

Describe yourself in five words. 
Ursula: A babe with the power. 
Amelia: My mum thinks I'm cool.
Delilah: On fleek better than you.

How did you start your career? 
Ursula: By picking up a pair of drumsticks and fighting the patriarchal stigma surrounding female drummers. 
Amelia: By forcing myself into the band.
Delilah: I was born.

What was your big break? 
Ursula: When I had a KitKat. 
Amelia:When I discovered transcendental meditation.

What are you working on at the moment?
Amelia: Trying to watch all of David Lynch's films
Delilah: Something I can't tell you.

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps? 
Ursula: The best revenge is success. 
Amelia: Stalking is a crime, walk your own path.
Delilah: Be yourself, do what you're good at and never give up. Shine bright like a diamond.

We're celebrating the 35th Birthday Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion? 
Ursula: Delilah's 19th, but some knob ruined it by running her over. 
Amelia: Delilah's 19th, but then she got hit by a car.
Delilah: My birthday - because I didn't die when I got hit by a car.

What excites you most about tomorrow? 
Ursula: There could be a zombie apocalypse. 
Amelia: That letter from Hogwarts might finally arrive.
Delilah: Waking up to a new day.

What's your party trick? 
Ursula: I don't get invited to parties. 
Delilah: Turning up in my birthday suit.

Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
Amelia: I'm actually a member of the sailor squad.
Delilah: I don't like doing interviews.

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Styling Max Clark. Hair Matt Mulhall at Streeters London. Make-up Hiromi Ueda at Julian Watson Agency using Sisley Skincare and Cosmetics. Ursula Wears shirt Hermès. Amelia wears top Louis Vuitton. Delilah wears shirt Chloé. Nose ring Model's Own.

Little Simz

What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a musician. I make music to inspire people. 

Describe yourself in five words.
Creative, indecisive, clumsy, spiritual, easy-going. 

How did you start your career?
It started at my local youth club in North London. 

What was your big break?
I haven't had my big break yet! 

What are you working on at the moment?
My debut album, which is set for release in summer. 

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Stick to what you believe in and never give up. 

We're celebrating the 35th Birthday Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what was the occasion?
I celebrated my 21st in February. 

What excites you most about tomorrow?
Waking up. 

Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
I'm actually very, very good at table tennis.

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Styling Max Clark. Hair Pierpaolo Lai at Julian Watson Agency. Make-up Lotten Holmqvist at Julian Watson Agency Esttée Lauder. Little Simz wears T-Shirt Polo Ralph Lauren. 

Babe Heaven

What do you do and why do you do it?
Jamie: I play music because it just feels right. 

How did you start your career?
Harry: Imperceptibly.
Nancy: One guitar, one gift, one dream. 

Describe yourself in five words.
Harry: I really love the gym.
Milo: Tryptophan, theobromine, methionine, hydrocortisone, pregnenolone.
Jamie: I'm the quintessential pizza legend. 

What was your big break?
Harry: My fibula.
Milo: i-D shoot.
Nancy: Putting Friday Sky on Soundcloud. 

What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps?
Milo: Keep going forever, even if you think you suck and everyone's telling you that you suck.
Jamie: Back off bitch!
Nancy: Work hard. 

Tell us one thing that no one knows about you.
Jamie: I have the singing voice of a young Sean Paul. N: I get terrible stage fright.

What's your party trick?
Harry: Hiding. 

Photography Alasdair McLellan. Styling Max Clark. Hair Matt Mulhall at Streeters London. Make-up Hiromi Ueda at Julian Watson Agency using Sisley Skincare and Cosmetics. Harry wears Shirt Saint Laurent by hedi slimane. Trousers Christopher Shannon. Milo wears T-shirt Taylor Swift Canadian tour. Trousers Margaret Howell. Jamie wears shirt Bottega Veneta. Ring model's own. Nancy wears dress Duke jeans. Jewellery and scrunchie Model's Own

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