Nadine Shah (Glastonbury 2017)

Nadine Shah won over a multitude of new fans and cemented her political activism during her two shows at Glastonbury this year. She’s undoubtedly one of a new breed of outspoken and talented performers who will hopefully be the future of music.


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I spent today with my brother and his best friend. One a war correspondent and one a documentary maker. Both of them risk their lives on a monthly basis to bring us first hand news of what is actually happening all over the world. The reason I made this album was to try and play a tiny part in humanising the dehumanised. The sad thing is if I post a photo of my stupid face or my cat it will receive a bigger reaction than if I post about the refugee crisis. PLEASE I beg you, keep speaking out for those who can't. DONATE any money you can. We are so lucky. We CAN make a difference and we MUST! ... See MoreSee Less


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I know it’s not much but we’ve started a charity box at work (a and e in South Wales) where we give a food item every day and it gets given to the local food bank at the end of every month. It’s been so successful that we’ll be looking into more national and international charities in the new year

I must share this with you. My younger sister along side her studies has been campaigning and raising money for refugees for the last two years. She’s the youngest of 4 with the biggest heart and opening all our eyes to how important it is we all do our bit to help.

It's true though we live in a world where a funny cat video goes viral and desperate real life issues are either ignored or misreported to suit the media agenda. We're all alright in our own little worlds until it's on our doorstep- holiday destination indeed.

I believe the first step is to care, to actually give a damn. I am so happy to see that you do, very much so. I live in Greece, the refugees aren't just in the news, they are here. Most of them live in atrocious circumstances, in tents, in concentration camps, like criminals, and the majority of the population hates on them for "using up resources that should be directed to poor Greek people" (as you probably know, poverty and unemployment in Greece are huge issues) or just turns the blind eye. People need to start caring more, and what you are saying through your music and your words might just be what the world needs. Thanks so much! Keep it up!

A part from giving money, you can also mobilize. I believe there are a lot of local initiatives to shelter people, help them sort out administration, offer a shower, a talk, a diner....Mobilize !

Just had a text from the DEC - couldn’t be simpler to donate, as good a place as any to start. Well done on the album too - in my top 5 this year. Rare that an album is both hugely listenable and politically relevant

Refugees at Home are a great charity that finds hosts for homeless asylum seekers & refugees

Great message Nadine, well done.

Your album gets people talking and that is an important part of the process

I hope you are right. I am trying anyway x

And you can buy essential gifts of blankets, warm clothing etc for refugees here

Well said and done Nadine! <3

With you totally

Passionate people like yourself can and do bring a much needed awareness of the dire issues in our world today. Most of us, I am sure, feel fairly helpless faced with the daily deluge of horror we see in the media. You and your brother focus this passion to help with your music and reporting. Tom Ravenscroft obviously thinks so and I am sure his Dad would have too.

I don't like to congratulate myself but at this period every year I donate for le secours populaire and give my company xmas gift for humanitarian organisations.

When asked what we want for Christmas we ask family/friends to donate to the local food bank. It makes much more sense than a load of stuff “we” don’t need.

Well said Nadine.

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Substance Live: The Future Of The North

Substance Live: The Future Of The North

Dec 9, 5:00pm - Dec 9, 11:00pm

Hull City Hall
67 Carr Lane
Kingston upon Hull,  HU1 3RQ Map

Substance Live is a music festival celebrating the future of the north through the music of some of our most innovative and forward-thinking artists.

The festival includes the politically charged post-punk of Nadine Shah, the psychedelic dream pop of Jane Weaver, an electronic/brass band intergalactic odyssey courtesy of Hannah Peel, the performance art punk of LONE Taxidermist, all female four piece PINS, sister doom duo CHAMBERS and the homegrown freak folk of The Dyr Sister.

The evening is hosted by 6Music’s and Radio 3’s Elizabeth Alker.

This is a celebration of the diverse and ground-breaking talent that the North always has and always will produce.

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Suitability – 16+


Abusing, evading and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends, Jane Weaver's experience as a truly independent and resilient female songwriter/ sound carrier commands respect and inspiration on equal measure.


Armed with a uniquely rich and soulful voice, paired with her effortlessly eloquent and arresting lyrics, Nadine Shah has earned a reputation as a rising, uncompromising talent.


Electronic artist, arranger and composer Hannah Peel's work combines the tremendously deep, rich power of traditional brass with the uplifting arpeggiated patterns and unearthly sound textures of analogue synthesizers.


PINS are at the vanguard of the New Wave of British guitar Rock and Roll firing out noisy, textured pop – a heady mix of Hole, Jesus and Mary Chain and Beach House. The all female five piece were formed in Manchester in 2011 and signed to the iconic Bella Union label. They are a melodic northern powerhouse!


CHAMBERS are a two piece sister doom band from Hull and Leeds. The name in itself is a reflection of their desire to peek inside Pandora’s Box. When you think of a chamber it makes you wonder: What’s inside? What does it look like? What’s it for? The duo are signed to Nottingham based label I’m Not From London Records.

The duo have been named a ‘a hard hitting, unforgiving duo” by Radio 1, whilst Alt Press describe their sound as “a noise-rock sensibility where Girls Against Boys, Deap Vally and Placebo are protecting their favourite bar from horders of hipster vermin and gentrified scum”.


Fresh from the twisted machinations and fertile imagination of Cumbrian-born, London-dwelling artist and seer Natalie Sharp has created LONE Taxidermist. A chaotic realm of poisonous cocktails, thwarted lust. 6am dancehalls and a cast of characters standing on the verge of epiphany.


Hailing from the City of Hull, England, Sally Currie AKA The Dyr Sister is a multi-instrumental cervine beat mistress who conjures up surreal tales with the aid of viola, synth, her voice and an array of DIY samples.
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Nadine Shah plus guest Phoebe Green | Leaf (Bold St)

Nadine Shah plus guest Phoebe Green | Leaf (Bold St)

Feb 1, 8:00pm - Feb 1, 11:00pm

Leaf on Bold St
65-67 Bold St
Liverpool,  L14EZ Map

Harvest Sun Promotions presents:

Nadine Shah
+ guest
Phoebe Green

Tickets £15

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In the Round: Nadine Shah

In the Round: Nadine Shah

Feb 2, 7:00pm - Feb 2, 11:00pm

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road
London,  NW1 8EH Map

Hypnotic, powerful and completely arresting, Nadine Shah tackles themes of immigration and Islamaphobia through her shimmering post-punk in this intimate seated show, part of our In the Round series.

Shah’s singular, darkly powerful voice and bleak, yet compassionate lyrics have earned the Geordie a fierce reputation as an uncompromising talent. Drawing comparisons to the likes of PJ Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux, she is a commanding presence live – her sparse, sombre vocals cutting through a backdrop of grinding guitars, rasping saxes and driving basslines.

Born to a Norwegian mother and a Pakistani father, the singer-songwriter takes influences from Nina Simone, Scott Walker, poet Philip Larkin and even artist Frida Kahlo. Constantly challenging her listeners, she explores and dissects topics such as mental health, relationships, and on her most recent recording, the highly acclaimed ‘Holiday Destination’ (2017), Islamaphobia and the unfolding refugee crisis, while the brilliant, gritty hit single, ‘Out the Way’ is a biting and scathing contemplation of the rise of global nationalism.

'She can make almost anything sound remarkable…her sharp, incisive rock songs shimmer with a ripe theatricality every time she opens her mouth' - Pitchfork

Part of In the Round 2018 - the Roundhouse's series of intimate seated shows that put you closer to the music. Browse the full line-up for the series:
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