By the age of 23, Anita Blay began making headlines as the sassy electro-pop soloist the Cocknbullkid (a self-chosen moniker attributed to her bullsh*tting ability). Born in East London, to Ghanaian parents, she started making music with various hip-hop artists while in a youth placement program, continuing recordings with her computer and MIDI keyboard in her dad’s Hackney flat.
She expanded her sound with the help of Metronomy founding member Joe Mount, and her debut single was released on Metronomy’s 7” label. In the summer of 2008, Blay played the major U.K. festivals, using backing tracks off a hard disc and a live three-piece lineup, then went on to tour with Santogold, CSS, Metronomy, and Late of the Pier.
Fast forward 2011 and the much anticipated album ‘Hold On To Your Misery’. Be sure to check out her performing the latest creations at CAMP.