Born of Pakistani and Norwegian parentage, Whitburn, South Tyneside-based singer/songwriter Nadine Shah possesses a voice and more importantly, a mystique, that has often been described as a blend of PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. She debuted her brooding, intensely atmospheric mix of midnight loner pop and torchy, jazz-kissed indie rock on a pair of EPs in 2012, followed by the full-length Love Your Dum and Mad in 2013. Her third album, 2017's Holiday Destination, was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize and sees her at her most political, confronting right wing nationalism, a Conservative government and the continued plight of refugees. Shah is no stranger to speaking out for causes she believes strongly in, whether it be promoting mental health awareness or women's rights.
In 2018 Nadine led a studio residency for emerging female music creators in the North East.