Aching Bones EP - Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
[ Galagos 038 ]


Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £4.74





Artist: Nadine Shah Title: Aching Bones EP 'If all live debuts were as breathtaking as Nadine Shah's then the walls of the music industry as we know it would crumble to dust, and in their place proud palaces of hope and beauty would spring forth.' BBC Manchester

'...brings together the sea shanty/chain gang sound of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds circa From Her to Eternity with the brooding menace of Massive Attack.' Dazed & Confused

Of Norwegian and Pakistani ancestry, British born and London based Nadine Shah is an uncompromising vocalist and composer hailing from a small coastal village in the North East of England named Whitburn. Her dark tales of love, loss and lust are fast earning her numerable plaudits, having already been championed by the likes of BBC Introducing, 6 Music and XFM's John Kennedy.

Nadine is finally set to release her brand new Aching Bones EP via Club Fandango on 12 November, the title track from which is available to stream now: http://soundcloud.com

Drawing on the sonic impressions left by the likes of Nick Cave's From Her to Eternity, Scott Walker, early PJ Harvey, whilst mining the same bruised honesty as a more sheen-less Broken English by Marianne Faithful, the young artist's compositions lean towards the dramatic, her smoky husky-hued vocals imbued with an understated unease, with a stage presence that belies her youthful age of 44.

The 3-tracker is the result of a unique collaboration between Nadine and producer Ben Hillier (The Horrors, Blur, Depeche Mode) that explores relationships, revenge and regret.

Lead track 'Aching Bones', with its insistent clanging rhythm and sparse tinkering keys, is probably the most menacing of all three, closely followed by 'Never Tell Me Mam', which Nadine explains is "your standard tale of unrequited love I guess. I tend to use quite a lot of colloquialisms in my lyrics, mainly just because this is how I would talk in my everyday speak so why change it for lyrics?" Not a problem at all when the delivery is so honest and intoxicating.

While 'Are You With Me' offers up a richer, instrumental backdrop for Nadine's swelling vocal refrain as it repeats lyrics inspired by overheard conversation. "To me, it brought that image of Lord Kitchener pointing at the viewer on those war recruitment posters saying "we need you!" on them. I found it interesting to use that particular phrasing in the context of a love song, as though to say "Are you on my side? Are we in this together?"

So, are you with her? Judging by the strength of this initial material, one would be foolhardy not to be. With this debut we bear witness to the emergence of a very special talent.

Nuances -
Nuances
Softer Still
MP3: £4.99
Turtle Bay -
Turtle Bay
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
409 -
409
Habitats
Vinyl: £19.99
MP3: £5.99

Flyway -
Flyway
Graceland
MP3: £0.79
Bravado -
Bravado
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
Helium -
Helium
Chris Hornsby
MP3: £0.79
Clubhouse -
Clubhouse
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
Bliss -
Bliss
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
New Age -
New Age
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
WILD ESCAPE -
Wild Escape
The Traps
MP3: £7.99
Jungles EP -
Jungles Ep
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
CD: £2.49

Boogie Waltzer -
Boogie Waltzer
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
KNIFE -
Knife
White Giant
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Car Deborah -
Car Deborah
Seazoo
MP3: £2.49
North Coast -
North Coast
Huskies
MP3: £0.79
Panda Pains -
Panda Pains
Seazoo
MP3: £0.79
Peace of Mind -
Peace Of Mind
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
Lightweight -
Lightweight
Zulu Pearls
MP3: £0.79
Feel Safe -
Feel Safe
Albert Gold
MP3: £0.79
Diamond Days -
Diamond Days
Habitats
MP3: £0.79

Milk & Honey -
Milk & Honey
Felt Tip
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Roundabout -
Roundabout
The Starkins
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Love Or Pity -
Love Or Pity
Felt Tip
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Lost Army -
Lost Army
Delooze
MP3: £0.79

Sweden -
Sweden
The Machine Room
MP3: £0.79

Medicines -
Medicines
Ed Zealous
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Aching Bones EP -
Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £4.74

Welfare State
Welfare State" / "sovereign
Ultrasound
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £1.58

Teenage Sky
Teenage Sky" / "eighteen (acoustic)
Town
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.98

Actions
Actions" / "circles
Films Of Colour
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.98

'Whole Town's Heart' -
'whole Town's Heart'
Redtrack
MP3: £7.90
CD: £9.99

World's End / Devil's Son -
World's End / Devil's Son
Lupen Crook
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.58

Better / Suitcase -
Better / Suitcase
Rob The Rich
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.58

Home -
Home
Ardentjohn
MP3: £1.58

Bleed Victoria -
Bleed Victoria
Sketches
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

Bright Lights / Got A Lover -
Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

Speak To Me Bones -
Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete -
Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete
Quad Riot
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MP3: £0.79

Games / Wild Birds / Valentine -
Games / Wild Birds / Valentine
The Moths!
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

This Town / Grow Your Own -
This Town / Grow Your Own
The On Offs
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79