Nadine Shah

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Nadine Shah
Born Whitburn, South Tyneside, England
Genres Jazz, alternative rock, gothic rock, folk rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, pianist
Years active 2012–present

Nadine Shah is a British singer, songwriter and musician.[1] A regular theme in her reviews has been comparisons to both PJ Harvey and Nick Cave.

Shah was born in Whitburn, South Tyneside, to Pakistani-Norwegian parents.[1]

An interview by John Freeman for The Quietus highlighted that "Mental health is a hugely important issue for Shah. Her debut album, the compelling, Ben Hillier-produced Love Your Dum And Mad, was largely inspired by the tragic deaths of two young men. "There are two boys that this album is predominantly about," she continues. "During the period of time these songs were written two very close friends took their own lives."[citation needed]

Shah is a keen speaker on the subject of social stigmas towards those suffering from mental health illnesses. This subject is also touched upon in her own work, tracks such as "Floating" from her début album Love Your Dum and Mad (the title a word play on Mum and Dad).

Shah and Ben Hillier have recently completed their second record titled Fast Food, which was released in April 2015.[2]

She also made a guest appearance on two tracks of Ghostpoet's album, Shedding Skin, which was released in March 2015.


  • Aching Bones EP (November 2012)
  • Dreary Town EP (April 2013)
  • Love Your Dum and Mad (July 2013)
  • Fast Food (April 2015)


  1. ^ a b "Nadine Shah". Loose Ends. BBC Radio 4. 24 August 2013. 
  2. ^ David Jeffries (2015-04-07). "Fast Food - Nadine Shah | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 

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