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Nadine Khouri is a musician and songwriter currently based in London. Her latest album ‘The Salted Air’ was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This is the Kit) in his hometown of Bristol. Sparse & minimal in its arrangement, the resulting album is a haunting collection of poetic & atmospheric meditations on loss & transformation. Khouri’s singular voice soars above droning organ, pulsating shakers, and an occasional choir of male voices, creating a 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’. The album also features contributions from Irish singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley, French drummer Jean-Marc Butty (PJ Harvey, The Raincoats, Mick Harvey) and violinist Emma Smith (Seamus Fogarty, James Yorkston) among others.
Released in February 2017, ‘The Salted Air’ cemented Khouri’s one-to-watch status. It was hailed by MOJO as “A thing of dark possessed beauty” in their four-star album review, celebrated by Q (Feb 2017 Critics Choice) and selected as one of Rough Trade’s Albums of the Month (Jan 2017).
Acclaimed music photographer Steve Gullick (Nirvana, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) shot Khouri’s press photos and cover art. He also directed the video for ‘You Got A Fire’.
In the past year, Khouri has performed in some of London most prestigious venues with her band, including Union Chapel, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Academy of Arts, and has shared the stage with the likes of Howe Gelb, John Parish, Gemma Ray, Piers Faccini, Seamus Fogarty, and many more.
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