FEMME (Laura Bettinson), is a British singer, songwriter, and producer. She started writing music at 16, gigging around the Midlands area before moving to London to study Bmus Popular Music at Goldsmiths, University of London.
She started performing as "Dimbleby & Capper" in 2008, under the name of which she performed at Glastonbury Festival on the BBC Introducing stage in 2009.
It was during this period she met Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and drummer Joey Waronker, and then went on to front their side project Ultraísta, whose debut self-titled album was released in the UK on 15 October and on the 2 October in the US.
In 2013 Bettinson returned to solo work under the pseudonym "FEMME", her first single release, consisting of double A side "Educated" and "Double Trouble", was released 22 July 2013 through Tape Rec.
In November 2012 Vogue named her the “Artist of the Week” and in January 2013 Terra listed her as one of “the most interesting women in music right now” alongside such artists as Grimes and M.I.A..
Her second single, also a double A side, "Fever Boy" and "Heartbeat", was released on 25 November 2013 and accompanied with a launch event at the long running White Heat club night at Madame Jojo's, in Soho, London.
She has been described as "synth textured and bassy heavy electro-pop".