In addition to the title track, which is now available online, the new single bundle package also features two exclusive B-sides: “Throw Your Love Down”, an outtake from the Parish recordings on The Salted Air, and Khouri’s exquisite cover version of Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire”. Mixed by Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, A Camp.), Khouri’s recording features Basia Bartz (violin), Alan Weatherhead (mellotron), J Allen (organ, BVs), and Scottish singer-songwriter Adam Beattie (BVs, nylon guitar, bass).
It follows the British artist's debut LP The Salted Air. Released earlier this year, the John Parish produced collection cemented Khouri’s one-to-watch status. The album 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 was selected as one of Rough Trade’s Albums of the Month (Jan 2017).
“I met John after a show of his in London several years ago; I'd always been a huge fan of his work. After hearing my EP, he invited me to sing on a track of his called 'Baby's Coming.’ When it came to making my album eventually, I sent him my new songs and asked if he'd be interested in producing,” explains Khouri of their collaboration.
In addition to Parish, The Salted Air features guest contributions from Irish singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley, violinist Emma Smith (James Yorkston, Hot Chip) alongside a core band assembled by Khouri. It was recorded live by Parish & Ali Chant in the darkly-lit, vaulted basement at Toybox Studio in Bristol.
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”
European Live Dates:
June 10th Static Roots Festival, Oberhausen, Germany (tickets/info)
June 15th Gaia Todo Um Mundo - Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal (tickets/info)
June 24th Berlin Schloss - Berlin, Germany (tickets/info)
June 30th The Campfire Club – Bow, London - (tickets/info)
July 12th The Lexington, London (tickets/info)
**Nadine Khouri Headline Show w/ The Kindling + Cara & Beth (MARINE) DJ set