NADINE KHOURI

DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE SALTED AIR’ - RELEASED FEBRUARY 24th 2017

LISTEN TO ‘I RAN THRU THE DARK (TO THE BEAT OF MY HEART)’

http://bit.ly/2iaGhvk

WATCH AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ‘BROKEN STAR’

https://youtu.be/_9vc1N7Oojc

 

A ROUGH TRADE SHOPS JANUARY ALBUM OF THE MONTH

R2 5 Star Review -  “…a fascinating musical tapestry, held together by her extraordinary voice”

MOJO – 4 Star Review  – “A thing of dark, possessed beauty”   

 

Nadine Khouri is set to release her debut album ‘The Salted Air’ through her own label, One Flash Records on February 24th 2017.

Confirmed as one of Rough Trade’s albums of the month for January, ‘The Salted Air’ will be released on CD, Vinyl and digital download, with an opaque cream vinyl format (250 only) available exclusively through Rough Trade Shops.

https://www.roughtrade.com/music/the-salted-air

 

Nadine Khouri is a musician and songwriter currently based in London.  Influenced by dream-pop, moody soundtracks and spoken-word, her sound has been described as a “music born of perennial outsider-status.”

Recorded live with legendary producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Giant Sand) at Toybox Studios in his hometown Bristol, her debut album ‘The Salted Air’ is a haunting and atmospheric collection of poetic meditations on loss and transformation.

Khouri’s singular voice soars above droning organ, pulsating shakers, and an occasional choir of male voices, creating an intimate self-contained world, reminiscent of Stina Nordenstam & Mazzy Star in their heyday.  Pumping harmoniums meld into reverb-drenched electric guitar, while Khouri’s languid voice offers a dream-like incantation set against a beating Moroccan tar on ‘Broken Star’. An esoteric thread runs throughout the album, notably on ‘Shake it like a Shaman’ (a tribute to the late Jeff Buckley).  The album also features guest contributions from Parish, Irish singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley, violinist Emma Smith (James Yorkston, Hot Chip) alongside a core band assembled by Khouri, including J Allen (keys, BVs)  Huw Bennett (double-bass) Ruban Byrne (electric guitar, BVs) Jean-Marc Butty (drums) and Florian Tanant (piano.)

A first track You Got A Fire was self-released as a digital download with an accompanying video directed by music photographer Steve Gullick. http://bit.ly/2hQSt3E

The track was featured on God is in the TV as ‘Track of the Day’ and received coverage in Noisey/Vice, Le Cargo! & more, with Khouri featured as a main ‘Rising Artist’ to watch in MOJO magazine & included in Q’s Choice Cuts ‘Tips Of The Month’.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING

  1. Thru You I Awaken
  2. I Ran Thru The Dark (to the Beat of My Heart)
  3. Jerusalem Star
  4. Broken Star
  5. Daybreak
  6. The Salted Air
  7. Surface Of The Sea
  8. You Got A Fire
  9. Shake It Like A Shaman
  10. Catapult

 

Pre-order the album here:

Exclusive Limited Cream Vinyl https://www.roughtrade.com/music/the-salted-air

CD  http://smarturl.it/NadineKhouriAmzCD

DD http://smarturl.it/NadineKhouriit

 

Listen to an album sampler https://youtu.be/hw9Nf5kKi5U

Watch the video for ‘Broken Star’ http://bit.ly/2iPDUih

In the past year, Khouri has performed in some of London’s most renowned venues and has confirmed the following shows to support the album, with more TBA:

LIVE DATES

27.01.17     Aces & Eights, London (supporting John Murry – sold out)

28.02.17  – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (supporting State Broadcasters)

03.02.17   – Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry

04.02.17   – Rough Trade in-store, Nottingham (3 pm – Free admission)

12.02.17 – Delicias, Zaragoza (SP)

13.02.17 – Teatre del Raval, Castellón (SP)

15.02.17 – Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol (SP)

16.02,17 – Maus Habitos, Porto (PT)

17.02.17 – CCC, Caldas da Rainha (PT)

18.02.17 – Auditório Municipal, Sabugal (PT)

19.02.17 – The Rincon Pio Sound, Don Benito (SP)

31.03.17 –  St Pancras Old Church, London – headline show

10.06.17 –  Static Roots Festival, Oberhausen (DE)

 

“Meditative, spectral dreamscapes … extraordinary voice: a fragile, sensuous instrument” – MOJO

“Lush, Dreamy songwriting with a gilded edge” – CLASH

 

http://www.nadinekhouri.com

www.facebook.com/nadinekhourimusic

http://www.twitter.com/nadine_khouri

 

For more information please contact rob@sonicpr.co.uk