Posts Tagged ‘Nadine Khouri’

Nadine Khouri is a British-Lebanese musician and songwriter currently based in London, whose output has been described as “music born of perennial outsider status”. Mojo magazine recently featured Khouri as a Rising Artist To Watch and in recent months, Nadine’s also performed in renowned London venues like The Union Chapel and Cecil Sharp House.

Nadine was “discovered” by John Parish (producer associated with PJ Harvey and Giant Sand), and approached to sing on a track on his own Screenplay LP, following which she was invited to record a full-length album. Hence The Salted Air, which was recorded live by Parish and Ali Chant in a basement studio in Bristol, with a band comprising Huw Bennett, Jean-Marc Butty, J. Allen and Ruban Byrne, and featuring guest contributions from Adrian Crowley, Emma Smith and Florian Tanant and Parish himself.

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London-based Lebanese composer, musician, lyrical poet and singer Nadine Khouri is set to release her debut album Lost Continents in the early months of 2016. Recorded in Bristol with the somewhat legendary John Parish, Nadine has explained it is an album influenced by dream-pop, movie soundtracks and spoken word.

The first snapshot of what to expect from the album came in the shape of Nadine’s most recent single, You Got A Fire. It’s a fabulous track, starting from a minimal introduction, with just Nadine and a ukulele and building to a hazy crescendo of droning beauty. The track marked Nadine out as a contemporary of Low, Sparklehorse and Mazzy Star, and she sounds more than comfortable in that company.

Recorded at Toybox Studios with John Parish & Ali Chant.
Produced by John Parish.

Nadine Khouri: vocals, ukelele
Ruban Byrne: electric guitar, backing vocal
J Allen: Wurlitzer, backing vocal
John Parish: acoustic guitar, backing vocal
Huw Bennett: double-bass
Jean-Marc Butty: drums