A couple of years after the release of her last album ‘Fast Food,’ South Shields singer-songwriter Nadine Shah has revealed her new album will be out on 25th August!
‘Holiday Destination,’ released on 1965 Records, will see Nadine shifting from a personal perspective and looking outwards to the wider world, putting in to perspective how the uncertainty, political upheaval and often xenophobic rhetoric of recent times has been a part of her own life for many years. See the tracklisting below.
1. Place Like This
2. Holiday Destination
4. Out The Way
5. Yes Men
9. Mother Fighter
10. Jolly Sailor
Nadine has also shared the lead single from the new album, ‘Out The Way,’ a biting commentary on her coming to grips with her identity being called into question despite being a second-generation immigrant and British national. In a statement, Nadine explained how the rise of nationalism has deeply affected her personally: “Even on Twitter I’ve had people telling me ‘oh, go back to where you’ve come from’ - and I’m like what? South Shields? It’s a proper identity crisis for me. I’m a second-generation immigrant - I was born in England, I’m very English - proper fucking English, mate!” she jokes, before adding “but I’m also culturally Muslim.”
She’ll also be taking ‘Holiday Destination’ on tour around the UK later in the year. As well as playing at London’s Citadel Festival and End of the Road, she’ll hit the road in October.
Listen to ‘Out The Way’ and see Nadine’s upcoming UK tour dates below.
20 Norwich, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
16 London, Citadel
01-03 Salisbury, End of the Road Festival
17 Birmingham, Beyond The Tracks
10 Gateshead, Sage
11 Glasgow, Oran Mor
13 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
14 Sheffield, The Leadmill
15 Cardiff, The Globe
16 Manchester, Band on the Wall
19 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
22 Brighton, Concorde 2
Nadine Shah will play Citadel (16th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.
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