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Nadine Shah shares new track "Stealing Cars"

18 November 2014, 12:46 | Written by Laurence Day

Northern noir-soul artist Nadine Shah has emerged from her hibernation following the success of 2013's Love Your Dum and Mad.

"Stealing Cars" was recorded at The Pool in London with Peter Jobson (I Am Kloot), Nick Webb and producer Ben Hillier. It's available now via Apollo.

Shah's compositions are famously dark affairs, with writhing serpent-strings, the skull-shake clack-clack-clack of percussion and her sombre voacal afflictions. Contrastingly, "Stealing Cars" bursts with light. Shah sounds far from the denizens of PC Music, but the effervescence that shimmers through her voice and the guitars is welcome. There's a textural clarity too, instead of thick layers of noise piled high. It signals a clear-cut evolution for Shah.

A new album is expected early 2015.

Listen below.

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