Mia Clarke

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Mia Clarke
Mia Clarke (Electrelane) 1.jpg
Background information
Born March 1983
Origin Brighton, East Sussex, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, writer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Electrelane

Mia Lauren Clarke (born March 1983) is a guitarist and backing vocalist from the British alternative rock band Electrelane.[1] 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.[2]

She formed a new band, Follows, in 2008[3] 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.[4]

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