Nadine Khouri | The Salted Air | New Album.
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 from January 6th.
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).
The Salted Air
Thru You I Awaken
I Ran Thru The Dark (to the Beat of My Heart)
The Salted Air
Surface Of The Sea
You Got A Fire
Shake It Like A Shaman
Upcoming Tour Dates
17.01.17 - Rough Trade West in-store, London (6 pm – Free admission)
27.01.17 - Aces & Eights, London (w/ John Murry – sold out)
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)
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