Nadine Khouri is a singer-songwriter currently based in London.
Her last EP ‘A Song to the City’ was mixed by Al Weatherhead (Sparklehorse/A Camp) & released in July 2010.
In the past, Khouri has performed in numerous venues across Europe and the U-K (including The Union Chapel, Secret Garden Party, Human Rights Film Festival, and many others…) Longstanding and frequent contributors to her recordings include Ruban Byrne (guitar, vocals) & Brooklyn- based multi-instrumentalists J. Allen and Monica Rodriguez.
Khouri is currently working on a full-length album and a number of musical collaborations, to be announced soon.
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"'A Song to the City' is a powerful, thought-provoking EP from Nadine Khouri, a Lebanese-born singer-songwriter who regales the listener with tales of travel and heartbreak. A music born of displacement and perennial outsider-status, Khouri's effortlessly powerful voice curls around the music, which at times can go from a skeletal finger-picked guitar swooping up to loop-based experimentalism. The themes are of traveling and the love-loss casualties along the road, and the songwriting here tells of a spirit at home on the road to the perfect song." - Rough Trade
“A gravely, female voice sings modern, alternative torch-songs and the atmosphere is so mesmerizing, so fascinating you wish this late night moment would last forever.” – Cracked Reviews
“The standout is ‘Blue of Princes’. This starts with a banjo sounding like it is played in a souk, half spoken until there is a moment worthy of Mazzy Star in their heyday when you realise the acoustic lilt you had been chilling to has slowly dropped off a cliff.” – God is in the TV
“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
“She simultaneously creates music which sounds both timeless and fresh. Deeply authentic and heartfelt, new single Rouge is mesmerising, captivating and utterly addictive.” – The Girls Are
“The beautiful use of percussion in Khouri’s latest perfectly accompanies the singer’s spoken word track creating a chilled ambience. Worth a listen if only for the lyrical brilliance ‘Rouge’ offers.” – Musicfix
“She really is a whispering assassin. This track, Rouge, lifted from the ‘A Song to the City’ is all brooding malevolence – brings to mind ‘Dry’ era PJ Harvey.” – Tasty Fanzine
“A deceptively serene Patti Smith staking claim to an early morning cityscape.” – Unpeeled
“A voice that can slide from velvet to gravel in a measure’s time… Mesmerizing.” – Ramsay Short, Daily Star
“Journeys of exquisite, ghostly, brilliance. An artist who is not happy merely to possess a beautiful voice, but also to take you somewhere with it.” – Club Ugly
“Intimate and intoxicating voice.” – Alt Sounds
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