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Nilüfer Yanya

Bio

Growing up in the heart of London, 21 year-old Nilüfer Yanya’s exploration of music was immersive from the very start. After discovering classical piano at secondary school in Pimlico, a little later at Saturday music school Nilüfer’s relationship with the electric guitar grew and was taught by Dave Okumu of The Invisible.

“I had some great teachers and really got into the idea of writing my own songs, being in bands and playing the guitar,” says Nilüfer, “when I first started writing music I listened to a lot of indie guitar bands such as the Pixies, The Cure and Bloc Party, but since then my influences have widened and now include more soulful artists, like Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley and Bill Withers.”

Calling to mind artists as diverse as Tracy Chapman, King Krule and Portishead, each track Nilüfer writes leaves a perfect imprint of simplicity. She takes her inspiration from iconic songwriters such as Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley as well as modern influences Conan Mockasin and Rosie Lowe

The subject matter of songs is subservient to mood, beauty and feel. “I don’t have a definitive process of writing but normally I will come up with the main pattern, then the melody and the words follow,” Nilüfer explains.

Nilüfer’s music incorporates the city’s urban edge with beautiful wandering guitar lines, downtrodden soulful and jazz flickered melodies, on top of minimalist and atmospheric beats.

First two singles include ‘Small Crimes’ and ‘Keep on Calling’

Second EP includes singles ‘The Florist’, ‘Golden Cage’ and ‘Sliding Doors’

 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/niluferyanya/?fref=ts

Sound Cloud – https://soundcloud.com/niluferyanya

Twitter – https://twitter.com/niluferyanya

 

‘…sneaks into your brain and keeps hitting the pleasure center’ – Pitchfork

“We love it.” – Loud and Quiet 

 

” The frighteningly-talented Yanya…has followed up with her debut, “Small Crimes”. It’s a song that brushes touchpoints lime John Martyn and The XX while managing to be something entirely new.” Line of Best Fit

 

“It’s simple but effective – her voice and lyrics are that’s needed to grab your attention and not let go.”  Pigeons and Planes

 

“A rising talent way her beyond her years.”  – The 405

 

“the shuffling, narrative-rich Small Crimes confirms the impression that this Dave Okumu-mentored singer and guitarist is one to keep a super-beady eye on” – Sunday Times Culture “Breaking Act”

 

“Just talking about how great that track is. Brilliant new single…Very much one to watch.” Lauren Laverne (6 Music)

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Contact

Agent (North America) - Arrival Artists

Agent (ROW) - WME

Tour Dates

Aug 24 2024
Southwark Park
London, United Kingdom
Sep 08 2024
Jacaranda Baltic
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Sep 14 2024
Rough Trade East
London, United Kingdom
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Sep 15 2024
Rough Trade Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
Sep 16 2024
Rough Trade Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sep 28 2024
Underground Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 30 2024
Black Cat
Washington, DC
Oct 01 2024
Brooklyn Steel
Brooklyn, NY
Oct 02 2024
Royale
Boston, MA
Oct 05 2024
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Toronto, Canada
Oct 06 2024
Grog Shop
Cleveland, OH
Oct 07 2024
Metro Chicago
Chicago, IL
Oct 09 2024
The Basement East
Nashville, TN
Oct 11 2024
Terminal West
Atlanta, GA
Oct 13 2024
Bottleneck
Lawrence, KS
Oct 15 2024
Meow Wolf Denver | Convergence Station
Denver, CO
Oct 18 2024
Hollywood Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Oct 19 2024
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA
Oct 20 2024
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR
Oct 24 2024
The Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 25 2024
Melkweg
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 26 2024
Kesselhaus
Berlin, Germany
Nov 28 2024
La Bellevilloise
Paris, France
Nov 29 2024
La Bellevilloise
Paris, France
Nov 30 2024
Concorde 2
Brighton, United Kingdom
Dec 02 2024
The Fleece
Bristol, United Kingdom
Dec 03 2024
HERE at Outernet, London
London, United Kingdom
Dec 04 2024
Rescue Rooms
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dec 05 2024
Manchester Academy 2
Manchester, United Kingdom

News

12/15/2022

NILÜFER YANYA RELEASES DELUXE EDITION OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM PAINLESS

NILÜFER YANYA RELEASES DELUXE EDITION OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM PAINLESS SHARES PERFORMANCE VIDEOS FOR REIMAGINED VERSIONS OF "MIDNIGHT SUN," "SHAMELESS" & "CHASE ME" PAINLESS (Deluxe) LISTEN: https://ffm.to/painlessdeluxe "midnight sun" (reflects)…

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03/14/2022

Watch Nilüfer Yanya Perform “Midnight Sun” On Jimmy Fallon

Watch Nilüfer Yanya’s stunning performance of “Midnight Sun” on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! https://youtu.be/d36gGaOtT-A Stereogum raved, “Nilüfer Yanya Brought The House Down Playing “midnight sun” On Fallon... The…

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03/04/2022

NILÜFER YANYA RELEASES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM PAINLESS ON ATO RECORDS

Nilüfer Yanya releases her critically acclaimed second album PAINLESS today via ATO Records. PAINLESS sees Nilüfer Yanya at her most direct and open yet, and has already been crowned Album…

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