Nadia Reid first European tour & new single

Nadia Reid first European tour & new single

NADIA REID to tour Europe in May and June for the first time.

Watch session performance of single ‘Reaching Through’

“an artist way beyond her years.” (‘Debut of the Week’) The Sunday Times

“Inspired debut by a young New Zealand singer-songwriter you’ll feel you’ve known forever…. a wonderful album” **** MOJO

“knockout-country folk” 8/10 Uncut

“a soothing, folky Americana album that recalls the work of Laura Marling, Gillian Welch, Hope Sandoval, and Nina Nastasia. Though Listen is itself more inventive than many records of its ilk.” Pitchfork

“startlingly good debut” **** The Guardian

“an album that will stay with you and live long in the memory” Drowned In Sound

– ‘Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs’ – BBC 6Music album of the day

A richness of voice; a depth of emotion; and wise beyond her years; with the release and subsequent acclaim for her debut album Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs, released late in 2015, 24-year-old New Zealand native Nadia Reid has claimed her place as one of the most evocative and profound young songwriters around. Her music traces the sharp mountain peaks, azure coastline, and mirrored images of the land and sky that pinpoint her home country’s vast open landscapes.

“For me, inspiration for writing happens everywhere,” explains Nadia. “On buses, airplanes, walking, driving… it can be very unpredictable. My songs have a strong connection to the places they were written, from Port Chalmers, to Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.”

Creating her own enchanting wonderworld through a gloriously fresh and eloquent new folk sound. Each of Nadia’s songs explores the elements; truly organic, her vocals ebb, flow and soar but are always ignited with fire from the gut. Her lyrics clearly reference lush landscapes but equally reflect alienation provided by the surrounding Pacific Ocean. “I’ve been in New Zealand my whole life and guess at times I take for granted the serene beauty that I live so closely with,” she says of her music’s majestic affiliation with nature. Mapping out tales of change and loss (Reid was living in Christchurch at the time of 2011’s earthquakes that subsequently spurred her to take her music seriously), whilst drawing inspiration from reading, writing, the human condition, falling in and out of love, death and birth – it all lends to a superbly balanced album that moves surreptitiously between sparse and fragile melancholia to beautifully brutal lyricism with a philosophical maturity that bellies her years.

‘Call The Days’ video

“My ancestry is a mix. I have strong Scottish and Irish connections that I hope to discover when I head over to the UK” tells Nadia of her forthcoming plans to tour Europe. “I think this will be a special time for me to discover a bit more about my heritage.” Continuing to clock up the miles and push those boundaries even further, wherever her music takes her, Nadia will never find herself too far from her New Zealand home.

7. May – Vlieland, NL / Here Comes the Summer Festival /

9. May – Paris, FR / Espace B

11. May – Barcelona, ES / Hotel Pulitzer (Free Show)

15. May – Lyon, FR / Kraspek Myzik

17. May – Düdingen, CH / Bad Bonn /

18. May – Schorndorf, DE / Manufaktur

19. May – Berlin, DE / Monarch

20. May – Brighton, UK / The Great Escape Festival /

21. May – Oslo, NO / Buckleys /

22. May – Copenhagen, DK / Vega Ideal Bar /

23. May – Hamburg, DE / Clubheim

24. May – Brussels, BE / AncienneBelgique /

26. May – Cologne, DE / King Georg

27. May – Lille, FR / La Péniche

28. May – Ghent, BE / DOK / Big Next Festival

29. May – Bexhill-on-Sea, UK / De La Warr Pavillion /

30. May – Leeds, UK / The Fox & Newt /

1. June – London, UK / The Lexington / VENUE UPGRADE

2. June – Manchester, UK / Portico Library /

3. June – Todmorden, UK / Golden Lion (Crazy 8s)

4. June – Glasgow, UK / Broadcast /

5. June – Edinburgh, UK / Sneaky Pete’s /

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