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Mia Lauren Clarke (born March 1983) is a guitarist and backing vocalist from the British alternative rock band Electrelane. She was born in Brighton, England and following a short period living in the Czech Republic moved to Chicago, United States in 2008, studying English Literature and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She formed a new band, Follows, in 2008 in Chicago with members of Russian Circles, Bloodiest, and Atombombpocketknife. Clarke has collaborated with Canadian hip hop artist Buck 65, contributing guitar to his Dirtbike 3/3 project.
In April 2008, Clarke flew to Amsterdam to record a guitar improvisation with Andy Moor of The Ex. Their collaboration "Guitargument" was released digitally by File Thirteen Records on 17 February 2009 and as a CD edition by hellosQuare recordings in late 2010.
She is also a freelance writer and has written about music for publications including The Wire, The Guardian, and Pitchfork Media. From 2009 to 2013, Clarke wrote a column on Chicago's classical music scene for Time Out Chicago.
- Electrelane.com - Official band website
- Too Pure: Electrelane
- Beggars Group: Electrelane