Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019 presents Nadine Shah with support from Annabel Allum and The Dawdler
Monday 8th July 2019
Nadine Shah is a songwriter and musician from the north east of England and born of Pakistani/Norwegian heritage.
Her first album 'Love Your Dum and Mad' was released in 2013 and received much critical acclaim not only for its musical components but also its political message of raising awareness to those suffering with mental health illnesses.
After extensive touring Shah's second offering 'Fast Food' was released in 2015 which saw the artist looking inward and exploring the complexities in the intimacy of complicated relationships.
Nadine’s unique voice has been in high demand and has seen her collaborate with such artists as Massive Attack, Vivienne Westwood, The Camerata Orchestra, Ghostpoet, Charles Hazlewood, The Invisible and John Cale.
Shah is no stranger to speaking out for causes she believes strongly in, whether it be promoting mental health awareness, racism or women's rights.
Her latest album the critically acclaimed 'Holiday Destination', was released in August 2017, and saw Nadine at her most political yet - confronting right wing nationalism, a Conservative government and the continued plight of refugees.
This album was 2018 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize nominated, Q Award 2018 nominated and AIM award winner of the year.
She has enjoyed huge critical acclaim this year with main features ranging from The Guardian to The Independent and Vogue.
A fourth album is anticipated late 2019 / early 2020.
“a strong talent for songwriting” The Independent “an impish return riddled with superb wit, driven by pop ambition” Clash
“relatable slacker rock that's full of charm” The Line of Best Fit
“Allum is as sure a thing as you can count on in this age of uncertainty” Tiny Mix Tapes
Loaded with pulsating hooks and enigmatic tenacious vocals, Annabel Allum oozes charisma and showcases an adept ability to marry folk-style storytelling with snarling fuzzy indie. The Guildford-based singer-songwriter has been backed across tastemaker platforms as one of the most vitally sarcastic voices in the indie scene, with praise coming from key press voices in FADER, DIY and The Line of Best Fit as well as on the airwaves. ‘Beat the Birds’, taken from 2018’s ‘Sorry I’m Not Perceptible’ EP, found its place on the Radio 1 BBC Introducing Playlist and she earned herself a spot on the lineup of BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend in Swansea. Huw Stephens is a vocal supporter of Annabel’s music and premiered her latest single ‘Fear Naught’ ahead of her Maida Vale live session.
Annabel has performed a number of prestigious slots in the last twelve months, most notably supporting the iconic Beth Ditto across her UK/EU tour at the back end of 2017, as well as sharing the stage with Nadine Shah, Blaenavon and more. Sets at The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and SXSW last year brought her to wider international attention, whilst fiery performances at Boardmasters, Siren Festival, Neverworld and Reading Festival this summer showcased her intent even further, and having just completed her debut UK headline tour, the future looks extremely bright for Allum.
The Dawdler is songwriter John Edgar from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The Dawdler is the manifestation of Edgar's delicate and beautiful ambient music - work also imbued with a slo-core sensibility, conjuring a gently meandering mid-point between Grouper, Low and Codeine.
‘Keith In Ballachulish’ is The Dawdler’s debut album. Released May 10th, the album follows swiftly after the launch of the project on a snowy day in January 2019.