Lioness had a summer smash, the funky favourite ‘Are you gonna bang?’ and released her debut mixtape, the incomparable ‘Loch Ness Monster’ which contained the now infamous crowd pleasers ‘Good for a girl’ and ‘Woo Riddim’. All this announced to the world loud and clear – the Lioness had arrived. Lioness had sharpened her claws with performances far and wide from London to Cyprus, from Club Ice to the Hammersmith Apollo where she opened for US hip-hop supremo Rick Ross on his sold out BMF Tour. Lioness’ launch of her second offering, the highly anticipated mixtape ‘Roarness’ at the world renowned Jazz Café – seen by many as the throwing down of the gauntlet or the setting of the bar – acted as a statement of intent. Lioness’ fuse has been burning for some time now, explosion is imminent.