Nadine Khouri

Nadine Khouri is a Lebanese-born singer-songwriter currently based in London.

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Nadine Khouri is a singer-songwriter currently based in London. A Beirut-born singer with a love for shoegaze, film soundtracks & spoken- word, Khouri’s music has been described as a “music born of perennial outsider-status.” In the past, Khouri has been commissioned by the BBC and Channel 4 among others, and has performed across numbers venues around Europe and the Middle-East.

Her sound draws on folk, shoegaze, moody soundtracks and spoken word – it is 'music born of perennial outsider-status' (Rough Trade).

Influenced by artists including Low and Mazzy Star, Khouri's forthcoming album Lost Continents is themed around loss and transformation. It was produced by John Parish, a frequent collaborator with PJ Harvey and Eels.

'Nadine Khouri has always had the ability to make quietness and subtlety sound huge and mean more than it possibly could... The overwhelming breathless cool of Nadine's voice is something that you cannot go without hearing. (The 405)

'A gravely, female voice sings modern, alternative torch-songs and the atmosphere is so mesmerising, so fascinating, you wish this late night moment would last forever.' (Cracked Reviews)

'A deceptively serene Patti Smith staking claim to an early morning cityscape.' (Unpeeled)


Nadine Khouri's official bio

Nadine Khouri is a singer-songwriter currently based in London. A Beirut-born singer with a love for shoegaze, film soundtracks & spoken- word, Khouri’s music has been described as a “music born of perennial outsider-status.” In the past, Khouri has been commissioned by the BBC and Channel 4 among others, and has performed across numbers venues around Europe and the Middle-East.

Her last release A Song to the City was co-produced with Ryan Alfred (Calexico) and self-released via her own label One Flash Records to positive acclaim. The EP also caught the attention of producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, This is the Kit) who invited her to guest on a song for his ‘Screenplay’ LP and subsequently to record her forthcoming album with the producer in his hometown of Bristol.

Set in a darkly-lit vaulted Georgian basement, the album was recorded live, with a band assembled by Khouri, with the songstress on guitar, ukelele, harmonium, piano & vocal duties. Sparse and minimal in its arrangement, the resulting album is an atmospheric collection of poetic meditations on loss & transformation.

A first single ‘You Got A Fire’ was released on the 13th November with an accompanying video shot by rock n’roll photographer Steve Gullick. The track was featured on God is in the TV as Track of the Day and received coverage in Le Cargo! (FR) Noisey/Vice (IT) Bodyspace (PT) The Earology Dept (US) Triple W (M-E) with more TBA soon.

In the past month, Khouri has performed at Union Chapel, National Portrait Gallery, Cecil Sharp House, Royal Festival Hall, to name a few, and supported alt-folk maverick Howe Gelb and Mary Hampton, garnering favourable reviews for her live performances in MOJO magazine and more.

She is set to support John Parish on his UK dates next January with the album due for release in 2016.

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