Nicolson runs her own record label Canned Records, releasing her album 52 Card Pickup in the next few months. New single Summer Wine is out on 20 June.
In M's exclusive interview Claire talks about her early influences, setting up her label, singing for her supper and gets behind a few of her songs.
If you want to check out Claire's amazing live show before she hits the summer festivals, she is playing at The Bedford in Balham on 2 June (77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD) and at Brixton Jamm on 6 June (261 Brixton Road London SW9 6LH).
Watch Claire singing Toothpaste and Whisky here. If you want more then check out a unique performance of the beautiful Quiet Company here.