Lion Babe take us backstage at Reading & Leeds Fest

The dreamy duo Lion Babe haven’t stopped this year

12 months agoText by


Since Lion Babe joined us for a shoot last year, they’ve since been super busy promoting their debut album Begin with tracks such as ‘Jump Hi’ and ‘Impossible’ making their mark in various charts and amassing over 30 million streams in the mere space of two years. They have worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams on ‘Wonder Woman’ and other producers including Andrew Wyatt and Childish Gambino. As well as touring every major festival and a performing a string of US shows, frontwoman Jillian Hervey with her fiery locks has been made Pantene’s latest ambassador and recently launched her own eyeliner line with MAC Cosmetics as part of their ‘Future Forward’ campaign.

As well as that (!), Lion Babe have recently released their Sun Joint mixtape; an 11-track collection of soulful vibes with features from Angel Haze, Raury and Junglepussy, all free to stream and download via SoundCloud.

Below they take us behind the scenes of their sets at both Reading and Leeds; from glitz and glitter to meeting idols backstage, take a look at what they got up to!


Check out Lion Babe’s photo diary below


Follow Lion Babe on Twitter and Instagram
Follow Aliyah Allen on Twitter


We spent a day at Wireless with one of London’s best new MCs, Cadet

We spent a day with Cadet backstage at Wireless Festival



24 hours exploring Berlin with songbird Melis

Melis takes us around her favourite spots in the cultural city



Australia’s new wave queen Olympia takes us on her first ever UK tour

Olympia landed in the UK for the first time last month; this is what she saw


Music, poetry, and public art: get to know Nite Jewel

What made Nite Jewel the captivating artist she is today? We found out.


Exploring the world with Ariana and the Rose

The singer takes us on a trip of her favourite places in her Notion mood board


Meet your new favourite alt-pop star, Soleima

Future Scandi-star Soleima breaks down the essentials


We got the low-down on star in the making Snoh Aalegra’s childhood faves

MJ, Disney, and Super Mario World are among some of the Swedish singer’s picks.


Betty Who shares her personal pics of life on the road in this photo diary

In this exclusive photo diary, we catch up with ultimate pop babe Betty Who