KYMBERLEY Kennedy, the self-styled "pint-sized anti-musician" from York, is to release the single Don't Pacify Me via Blackout Recordings on March 26 with an album to follow in the summer.

"Me and my band mates wrote the song together on a manly diet of beer and foot-long meatball Subways and we're really proud of it," says Kymberley.

"We had the track mixed and mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Chris Bolster, who's worked with Foo Fighters, Kate Bush and Maroon 5, and Christian Wright, who's worked with Bjork, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran."

On the live circuit, Kymberley has upcoming gigs at the Hallgate Tavern, Cottingham, on April 5; The Half Moon, Knaresborough, April 21; a Harrogate "secret show" on April 24; The Onion Club, Hull, May 12, and the Blues Bar, Harrogate, October 21.

"Musically we've been compared to Portishead and Massive Attack – we're probably far less cool – and we've been fortunate to have our music in film and compilation albums in the USA," says Kymberley, a psychology student who is also making making plans to travel to China to volunteer as a conservationist, caring for her favourite animals, bears.

And should you be wondering why Kymberley calls herself an "anti-musician", here is her explanation: "An anti-musician is someone who calls themselves a musician, but cannot play a single instrument," she reasons.