Nadine Shah

Nadine Shah

NADINE SHAH ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FILTHY UNDERNEATH OUT 23 FEBRUARY 2024 ON EMI NORTH

SHARES LEAD SINGLE ‘TOPLESS MOTHER’ANNOUNCES PREVIEW SHOWS AT LONDON’S LOWER THIRD ON 2 NOVEMBER, BRIGHTON AND GLASGOW IN OCTOBER

SPECIAL GUEST FOR YOUNG FATHERS TOUR IN OCTOBER

Listen to ‘Topless Mother’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GomfW5nldVE

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Nadine Shah¬†has today announced her fifth album¬†Filthy Underneath¬†will be released on 23 February as the inaugural release on¬†EMI North. The follow up to 2020’s critically acclaimed¬†Kitchen Sink¬†and 2017’s¬†Mercury Prize¬†nominated¬†Holiday Destination, the announcement comes alongside lead single ‘Topless Mother’ which was just premiered by¬†Steve Lamacq¬†on¬†BBC 6 Music.

Speaking of the track Shah says:
“It‚Äôs a song about a counsellor I worked with that I couldn‚Äôt get along with. I‚Äôm pretty certain the feeling was mutual. And I‚Äôm also pretty certain she‚Äôd find this funny. Some people just don‚Äôt click and some arseholes like me write songs about it.”

Three years might seem like a prolonged absence to some people, but it‚Äôs also a period of time in which the apparatus that holds your world in place can be dismantled and reassembled so that you can keep living, keep creating.¬†Filthy Underneath¬†chronicles a period of unprecedented turbulence in Nadine Shah‚Äôs life. And yet, the experience of listening to it is oddly life-affirming ‚Äď a parade of ghosts spanning the entirety of Nadine‚Äôs thirty-seven years, moving with balletic beauty to the music that Nadine and long-time co-writer and producer¬†Ben Hillier¬†have created around them, with renewed emphasis on placing melody and movement front and centre.

On the album‚Äôs sensational lead single ‘Topless Mother’, her double-tracked harmonies converge with a physically irresistible groove. Inspired by a series of comically tense exchanges with a counsellor, the song alights on that counsellor‚Äôs unorthodox tendency to burst into tears if she felt she wasn‚Äôt getting anywhere with her patient. The chorus trip-switching into a free-associative list of three-syllable words, the tone here is never less than no-fucks-given celebratory, an instant fan favourite to rub shoulders alongside her best.

Today, Shah has also announced that she will be playing special limited¬†Filthy Underneath¬†preview shows at¬†London‘s¬†Lower Third¬†on 2 November and in Brighton and Glasgow in October . She’ll also be joining¬†Young Fathers¬†as a special guest on their October tour with shows in¬†London,¬†Manchester¬†and¬†Edinburgh.

Pre-order Filthy Underneath here:
https://nadine-shah.lnk.to/FilthyUnderneath

High-res images are available here.

Photo credit: Tim Topple

Tour dates:

19 Oct –¬†Brighton¬†@ Chalk
29 Oct –¬†Glasgow¬†@ King Tuts

21 Oct –¬†London¬†@ Eventim Apollo ^
28 Oct –¬†Manchester¬†@ Albert Hall ^
31 Oct –¬†Edinburgh¬†@ The Usher Hall ^

2 Nov –¬†London¬†@ Lower Third

^ – Special guest for Young Fathers

Full dates and tickets here:
https://nadineshah.co.uk/

Praise for¬†Kitchen Sink:“Shah‚Äôs voice throughout is fantastic”
5/5 Mojo

Shah‚Äôs strongest effort to date”
9/10 The Line of Best Fit

Kitchen Sink¬†superbly accomplishes its tightrope walk between contradictions, posing necessary questions whilst having its own wicked fun”
The Quietus ‚ÄėThe Lead Review‚Äô

“Shah again demonstrates her fierce and thrilling originality”
The Sunday Times

“A fresh look at women’s woes from one who knows”
5/5 The Arts Desk

“Bolshy, uncompromising and demands to be played on repeat”
8/10 Uncut

“A fantastic return driven by ruthless honesty”
8/10 Clash

“An album about women that everyone needs to hear”
4/5 Evening Standard

“Shah spins society‚Äôs dirty secrets into dark, stylish songs”
4/5 Metro ‚ÄėThe Big Release‚Äô

“A slow-burning joy”
4/5 The Observer

“A powerful voice”
4/5 NME

“Powerful and playful”
4/5 DIY

Kitchen Sink¬†manages to make the most intimate details of everyday life seem expansive and profound”
4/5 The Independent

“A set of funny, twisted, sharp-edged vignettes about the choices women face”
4/5 The Telegraph

“Courageous, diverse and freewheeling”
4/5 The Mirror‚Äė4/5‚Äô

The FT

“A truthful account told in engrossing style”
4/5 MusicOMH

“It gets clearer with every release, but Nadine Shah is a truly special artist”
5/5 Narc

“Shah is becoming a master of articulating significantly important social and political issues through the vehicle of intriguing instrumentation and song writing”
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