I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: old-fashioned as it may be, I’m still just as likely to pick up on new music hearing on the radio as receiving submissions (possibly because the radio can only play one song at a time, whereas I can get a ridiculous amount of submissions in a day).
I picked up Nadine Shah on Mary-Ann Hobbs’ 6Music Show with her forthcoming single ‘To Be a Young Man’ (out July 8), which is taken from her debut album Love Your Dum And Mad (sic) (out July 22). Having played this several times, each time it becomes clear that this is not just another singer-songwriter and her voice suggests a connection with the great jazz singers as much as the likes of Cat Power or Anna Calvi.
Check out her two earlier EPs
…and let me know what you think.