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Alternative & Indie - Released June 26, 2020 | Infectious Music

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In 2017, Holiday Destination brought Nadine Shah out from the underground, revealing an intriguing love child of PJ Harvey and Siouxsie and Anna Calvi. With that third album, the Londoner who was born to a Norwegian mother and a Pakistani father tightened the bolts of an indie rock that she delivered in a rather tense, borderline post-punk way, with angular basses, nervous but minimalist guitars and an almost free saxophone. Three years later, Shah has made her sound even more original with her heavy influences, notably thanks to her unique voice which has become deeper and deeper, hitting you from the very first minutes of Club Cougar, the brilliant opening track that sets the tone for the record. Even in her lyrics, the British singer stands out from her peers in her scathing introspection of the 30-year-old woman that she is, mocking societal pressures and sexism. Like on Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love) where she openly responds to the 90s Ace of Base hit, All That She Wants. Kitchen Sink is also more daring than its predecessors in its instrumental choices, less rock'n'roll and more atypical, especially in its impressive use of percussion which really spices up this beautiful album. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released August 25, 2017 | 1965 Records Limited

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Born to a Pakistani father and a Norwegian mother, Nadine Shah is, in a way, the daughter of PJ Harvey’s revenge and Siouxsie. An interesting kinship, confirmed on Holiday Destination. In her third album, the Londoner tightens the bolt of her music that she delivers in a very tense, nearly post-punk manner with an angular bass line, nervous albeit minimalistic guitars, and an almost free-playing saxophone. An urgency undoubtedly dictated by the themes covered, such as migration issues (PJ Harvey had also touched on a similar issue in The Hope Six Demolition Project…), that makes Holiday Destination even stronger and more powerful. © MD/Qobuz
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Pop - Released April 6, 2015 | Apollo

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Pop - Released July 21, 2013 | Apollo

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 26, 2020 | Infectious Music

The fourth long-player from the spell-casting English singer/songwriter, Kitchen Sink is aptly named, as Nadine Shah and longtime collaborator/producer Ben Hillier have crafted a wily and inventive collection of songs that pair astute social commentary with crisp, cosmopolitan arrangements drawing from a deep and intuitive arsenal of styles. The follow-up to Shah's Mercury Prize-nominated Holiday Destination, the 11-track set commences with the airy and funky "Club Cougar." Like its predecessor, the scathing "Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love)" is awash in wiggly beats, staccato horns, and flourishes of Tropicalia, with Shah's evocative lyrics and stately, confidant voice wryly and vividly parsing the relationship between sexism and fertility. Exploring the notion of what it means to be both a woman in your thirties and an outsider (Shah was born of Pakistani and Norwegian parentage), the sinewy title track's clanging guitars and strident piano mirror the narrator's insistence on combating cognitive bias with confidence -- it's a strut, not a sprint. There are echoes of Shah's bluesy, noir-pop past peppered throughout Kitchen Sink, most notably on the cinematic "Kite" and the sumptuous closer "Prayer Mat," but the overall vibe is as playful as it is rooted in emotional and societal discord. Like her sonic contemporaries PJ Harvey, Cate Le Bon, and Fiona Apple, Shah presents as a mystery wrapped in an enigma, when in reality she's just innately talented and resolute in her convictions. Unsurprisingly, the mesmerizing Kitchen Sink distills those two predilections into something that's both compelling and otherworldly. © James Christopher Monger /TiVo
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Pop - Released March 17, 2014 | Apollo

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 27, 2020 | Infectious Music

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 20, 2020 | Infectious Music

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 27, 2020 | Infectious Music

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 18, 2014 | Apollo

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 14, 2013 | Apollo

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Pop - Released July 7, 2013 | Apollo

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 23, 2020 | Infectious Music

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Alternative & Indie - Released March 25, 2020 | Infectious Music

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Alternative & Indie - Released August 7, 2020 | Infectious Music

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Electronic - Released November 24, 2013 | Apollo

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Pop - Released September 16, 2013 | Apollo

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Alternative & Indie - Released August 7, 2020 | Infectious Music

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Alternative & Indie - Released May 13, 2020 | Infectious Music