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Last week I mentioned that there were several great new female artists emerging from New Zealand at the moment, and Lorde (aka Ella Yelich-O'Connor) is one of the ladies I was thinking of. The music world is full of "quirky" girls, but Lorde's songs are a cut above the rest. Her sound is indie-pop with a groove, clever lyrics, strong vocals and a catchy tune. Her single Royals is one of my favourite songs of 2013 so far, and all the other tracks from her EP The Love Club are brilliant too. To make it all the more impressive, Lorde is only 16 years old, and was discovered by her label at age 12!