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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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Contact

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Agent (ROW) - WME

Tour Dates

May 21 2022
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA
May 22 2022
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR
Jun 10 2022
syd for solen 2022
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Jun 24 2022
Leisure Festival 2022
Margate, United Kingdom
Jul 07 2022
Nos Alive
Oeiras, Portugal
Jul 07 2022
Bilbao BBK Live 2022
Bilbao, Spain
Jul 15 2022
Finsbury Park
London, United Kingdom
Jul 21 2022
Latitude Festival 2022
Southwold, United Kingdom
Aug 05 2022
Crystal Palace Bowl
Tower Of London, United Kingdom
Aug 11 2022
Way Out West 2022
Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 13 2022
Way Out West 2022
Göteborg, Sweden
Sep 01 2022
End Of The Road Festival 2022
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Oct 22 2022
Rock Café
Praha 1, Czechia
Oct 25 2022
Circolo Magnolia (Indoor)
Segrate, Italy
Oct 26 2022
Locomotiv Club
Bologna, Italy
Oct 28 2022
Razzmatazz salas 2 & 3
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 29 2022
Moby Dick Club
Madrid, Spain
Oct 30 2022
Loco Club
Valencia, Spain

News

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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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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