A Mancunian songstress responsible for one of the finest cover versions we’ve heard for some time. Caii’s debut single, a cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game, reworks that well-known classic into a shimmering, noir-infused synth-pop epic that – incredibly – rivals the original for sheer hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck factor. But when Caii (real name: Sally Caitlin) isn’t re-inventing other artists’ songs, she’s busy crafting her own wondrous solo material. Compelled to write songs, she explains, as a means of “emotional therapy”, her music combines 80s synth-pop melodies with moody, crepuscular production and lyrics of striking emotional acuity – imagine a supergroup consisting of Banks, Florence Welch and London Grammar. With Manchester music currently blessed with female solo artists of glorious idiosyncrasy and invention (the likes of Jade Parker, EvaBee, Current Mood Girl), newcomer Caii provides another sparkling addition to that impressive list of talents.