Is there anything cooler than a band with a female lead singer? No, we don’t think so. We’ve thought about it and concluded that a girl, on stage, in front of a full, guitars, bass and drum-kit band, singing at full volume has to be one of the most enduring images of coolness ever. Enter Nancy Andersen, lead-vocalist of otherwise five-piece boy-band Babeheaven. The West London band first got together, after Jamie and Nancy, who’d known each other since they were 13, started to mess around with song writing three years ago. Only thing was everyone else took the band rather more seriously. For really obvious reasons, like, umm, that they’re fucking great. Their two official singles “Heaven” and "Moving On” sound like mango Lilt and heartbreak, with a melancholic tinge as sad and as wonderful as Portishead. Nancy’s angelic and wandering vocals often belie the emotional struggles the songs speak of; everything from the loss of Nancy’s mother as a little girl, to unrequited crushes and arguments. It’s in part what seems to be Nancy’s inherent lack of pretension and grounded nature that means everything she turns her hands to appeals real, natural, special and raw- the mark of someone for whom creativity is a life blood and hard work a happy task. There is something of us all in Babeheaven’s music. Maybe that’s the Babeheaven appeal and part of the reason that they’ve graduated from playing in friend’s living rooms to having already supported Loyle Carner and played South London’s cult music-head venue, Corsica. Nancy isn’t rushing anything though; everything for now is on a succulent slow-cook in an anti-instagram-come-X-factor style stance. Her flatmate Tegen does the beautiful Babeheaven artwork, and her sister Lotte, of BabyFace royalty too, can be found centre and front at every gig. While not working with her grandma in an antique shop in Notting Hill, and cooking for one and all, Nancy is mostly at the studio or else, in bed. Welcome then, to Nancy, the true meaning of the word babe.