Nadine Shah is back. It may well now be a couple of years since her second album Fast Food was released, but on the firm evidence of Out The Way the South Tyneside singer-songwriter has not just been idly sat around doing nothing in the interim.
The lead single from her forthcoming album Holiday Destination – due out on 25th August on 1965 Records – Out The Way is a brutal, uncompromising tilt at the potent rise of rabid populism and nationalism that is currently sweeping across the globe and carving out huge divisions within our borders.
Growing up in Whitburn to Pakistani and Norwegian parents, Nadine Shah is probably better placed than most to comment about the troubled search for personal identity that can exist in a world increasingly riven by hatred and turmoil. Her disturbing message is conveyed over a rattling tattoo of drums and guitar as the song’s momentum builds up to a frantic climax punctuated by Pete Wareham’s wailing saxophone. Welcome back Nadine Shah.
You can pre-order Holiday Destination HERE
Jun – Pilton @ Glastonbury Festival (Left Field Stage)
16 Jul – London @ Citadel
01-03 Sep – Salisbury @ End of the Road
17 Sep – Birmingham @ Beyond The Tracks
10 Oct – Gateshead @ Sage Gateshead
11 Oct – Glasgow @ Oran Mor
13 Oct – Leeds @ Brudendell Social Club
14 Oct – Sheffield @ The Leadmill
15 Oct – Cardiff @ The Globe
16 Oct – Manchester @ Band On The Wall
19 Oct – London @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
22 Oct – Brighton @ Concorde