Nadine Shah

Sadly, Nadine’s Rough Trade album release show clashed with Richard Dawson. An impossible choice between two North East greats. Luckily, my choice was made easy with a weekend release show at Resident in Brighton. So this called for a flying visit to Brighton.

Anyone who’s seen Nadine knows that she has such strong stage presence. With the last album, her performances were as good as anyone. Her amazing voice have accompanied ever big performances, for songs with big themes. She’s as punk as anyone.

After her recent problems, this album is a more reflective work. Tonight, it was back to an intimate setting, with a stripped back band. But her performance was all the more powerful for this. These songs seem to have been part of her therapy, helping her understand her worth. I hope these small gigs are helping her realise how much we love her.