Rough Trade recommends: Nadine Shah – Fast Food

In reality she is of Norwegian Pakistani parents from the deepest North East England, but in my dreams she is really the bastard offspring of Nick Cave and Polly Harvey. With Marianne Faithful as her grandmother. Her first album – Love Your Dum and Mad – was one of our favourite albums of 2013, with its dark songs which were inspired by the suicides of two of her friends. The new album is a real step up and while lyrically it is still very dark, the songs sound gothic, jazz-influenced chamber pop that is both lushly atmospheric and chillingly sparse.

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