Born of Pakistani and Norwegian parentage, singer/songwriter Nadine Shah possesses a voice and a mystique that has oft been described as a blend between PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Inspired by jazz and pop as a youth, as well as the religious Sufi songs that her father brought into the home, Shah is something of an outsider. In a recent article from the Guardian, she mentions how it was “Nina Simone – a singer with a similar sense of melancholy and low vocal range – who first inspired Shah to be an artist”. We have fallen in love with this sultry alt diva. Her second album Fast Food is playing on repeat in our studio.