Nadine Khouri
GB London – Singer/Songwriter / Alternative / Atmospheric / Folk / Indie
Nadine Khouri


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Label / Release Type Year
One Flash Records
Ab67616d0000b273d25b5c50d8ccece5f35b3e05 Tomorrow Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b27307c61cc82ade5eb19bcf56e4 To Sleep (Live at The Crypt) Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2736902edb0619b08adf5b88db5 Spirit Ditch Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b2732dfea78e0f8fd61d3687e190 The Salted Air (Deluxe Edition) Album 2019
Ab67616d0000b2734c0b0dde2f9378cb358ca15b A New Dawn Single 2018
Ab67616d0000b273a9d64a807da07a7ae823804e I Ran thru the Dark (to the Beat of my Heart) Single 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder The Salted Air Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Broken Star Single 2016
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder You Got A Fire Single 2015
Ab67616d0000b27309b63b732f2d90d5a8eafd61 A Song to the City Single 2010
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Rouge (True Love is Gonna Spill) Single 2010
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Song to the City EP 2010
Nadine Khouri
Ab67616d0000b2736546724c75e4bc1825d53f2f Rouge (True Love Is Gonna Spill) Single 2010
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Press Text
Nadine Khouri is a Beirut-born musician and songwriter currently based in London.

Influenced by dream-pop, film soundtracks and spoken-word, her sound has been described as a “music born of perennial outsider-status.” Noted by producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Giant Sand) for her voice, Khouri was invited to sing on a track on his Screenplay LP and subsequently recorded her latest album with the legendary producer in his hometown of Bristol.

The resulting ‘The Salted Air’ is a haunting and atmospheric collection of poetic meditations on loss and transformation. Khouri’s singular voice soars above droning organ, pulsating shakers, and an occasional choir of male voices, creating a self-contained world, reminiscent of Stina Nordenstam & Mazzy Star in their heyday. Pumping harmoniums meld into reverb-drenched electric guitar, while Khouri’s languid voice offers a dream-like incantation set against a beating Moroccan tar on ‘Broken Star’. The album also features guest contributions from drummer Jean-Marc Butty (PJ Harvey, Mick Harvey, The Raincoats) Irish singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley and violinist Emma Smith (James Yorkston, Hot Chip.)

Released in February 2017, the album cemented Khouri’s one-to-watch status, was hailed by MOJO as "A thing of dark possessed beauty” in their four-star album review, celebrated by Q (Feb 2017 Critics Choice) and selected as one of Rough Trade’s Albums of the Month. Acclaimed music photographer Steve Gullick (Nirvana, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) shot Khouri’s press photos and cover art. He also directed the video for “You Got A Fire”

Khouri has performed in some of London most prestigious venues around Europe, including Royal Festival Hall, Paradiso, Botanique, and has shared the stage with Low, This is the Kit, Aldous Harding, John Parish, and many more.

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“Meditative, spectral dreamscapes … extraordinary voice: a fragile, sensuous instrument” – MOJO ★★★★

“Lush, dreamy songwriting with a gilded edge… Deliciously moody.” – CLASH

“Khouri’s voice is breathy, sensual, beguiling, meditative and her phrasing is a joy” – R2 ★★★★★

“A pocket-sized book of lullabies, and gothic shanties, whose sounds and lyrics evoke a series of wondrous daydreams and sorrowful, mood-filled, late-night tales.” – Drowned in Sound

“The voice. It’s the first and last thing you notice about The Salted Air, a dreamy, handsome, hushed album designed to be played in the blue hours of night, a thing of smoke and pearls and silvered mirrors and bruised hearts.” – The Herald

“Perfumed traces of Galaxie 500, Mazzy Star and Cocteau Twins… a wonderfully spectral incantation” – UNCUT

“Nadine Khouri has always had the ability to make quietness and subtlety sound huge and mean more than it possibly could… The overwhelming breathless cool of Nadine’s voice is something that you cannot go without hearing.” – The 405

“Stunning – sometimes the strongest words are softly spoken.” – Tasty Fanzine