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Nilüfer Yanya

Artist 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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Tour Dates

Mar 10 2022
St. Lukes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 12 2022
Whelan's
Dublin, Ireland
Mar 14 2022
Band on the Wall
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Mar 16 2022
Electric Brixton
London, United Kingdom
Mar 20 2022
Trabendo
Paris, France
Mar 22 2022
Bogen F
Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 23 2022
Ampere / Muffatwerk
München, Germany
Mar 24 2022
Grelle Forelle
Vienna, Austria
Mar 26 2022
Säälchen
Berlin, Germany
Mar 27 2022
NOCHTSPEICHER
Hamburg, Germany
Apr 28 2022
The Basement East
Nashville, TN
Apr 29 2022
Shaky Knees Festival 2022
Atlanta, GA
Apr 30 2022
Cat’s Cradle
Carrboro, NC
May 01 2022
The Grey Eagle
Asheville, NC
May 04 2022
Underground Arts
Philadelphia, PA
May 06 2022
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA
May 07 2022
The Studio at Webster Hall
New York, NY
May 09 2022
L'Astral
Montreal, Canada
May 12 2022
El Club Detroit
Detroit, MI
May 13 2022
Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL
May 14 2022
Fine Line Music Cafe
Minneapolis, MN
May 17 2022
Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO
May 20 2022
Fortune Sound Club
Vancouver, Canada
May 21 2022
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA
May 22 2022
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR

News

11/09/2021

NILÜFER YANYA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & SHARES “STABILISE” THE LEAD SINGLE AND VIDEO

NILÜFER YANYA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM PAINLESS DUE MARCH 4, 2022 SHARES LEAD SINGLE AND VIDEO "STABILISE" Photo credit: Molly Daniel "Stabilise" WATCH: LINK LISTEN: LINK What the press is saying…

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09/29/2021

NILÜFER YANYA Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Complication with Profits to Artists in Transit

NILÜFER YANYA ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION VINYL COMPILATION INSIDE OUT WITH PROFITS TO ARTISTS IN TRANSIT   Photo credit: Molly Daniel (hi-res image HERE)   Nilüfer Yanya has today announced her charity…

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08/18/2021

Nilüfer Yanya Releases Feeling Lucky? Remix EP

Nilüfer Yanya Releases Feeling Lucky? Remix EP Featuring New Remixes by Little Dragon, keiyaA, Kwes: LISTEN HERE Watch the New “Same Damn Luck (Little Dragon Remix)” Video Playing Pitchfork Music…

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