Selector Live and Pop Farm Agency Present: Nadine Shah’s First Performance in Moscow
December 11, 2018 at 16 Tons Club
Nadine Shah is a singer and musician from the north-east of England with unique Norwegian and Pakistani background. Nadine had to cancel her concert in March 2018, but she returns in December to perform as part of the Selector Live concerts and parties programme.
Her debut album Love Your Dum and Mad was released in 2013 and received much critical acclaim not only for its musical components but also its political message of raising awareness to those suffering from mental health illnesses.
Her second album Fast Food was released after a large-scale 2015 tour. Nadine turned to her inner world researching the nature of intimacy in complicated relationships. Nadine’s unique voice has been in high demand and has seen her collaborate with such artists as Portishead, Vivienne Westwood, The Camerata Orchestra, Ghostpoet, Charles Hazlewood, The Invisible and John Cale.
Her latest album Holiday Destination was released in August 2017 and was warmly received by both critics and public. It is a strong political statement where Nadine opposes right-wing nationalism, conservative government and refugee crisis.
Pitchfork says: ‘Her brooding post-punk is an unsettling backdrop for songs about the refugee crisis, Islamophobia, and poisonous politicians’.
Nadine Shah was nominated for 2018 Mercury Prize. The performance on December 11 will be the first Nadine’s concert in Russia.
Tickets available here.
Concerts and parties under the umbrella brand Selector Live have been held since 2013 to present cutting edge British music, ranging from UK Garage and Neo-Soul to Dubstep and IDM, to Russian audiences.
They are the continuation of the Selector radio programme that is broadcast from London to an audience of over 3 million listeners in 40 countries. The Guardian called Selector ‘the most curiously programmed music radio show in Britain’. Since April 2013, Selector has broadcast weekly shows on radio Megapolis 89.5FM.
Up to 2017 Selector Live events were produced by the British Council. Since 2018 all the concerts will be held with the support of The Cultural and Education section of the British Embassy Moscow.
Pop Farm is a Moscow concert agency founded in 2013. Among Pop Farm projects are Subbotnik Festival in the Gorky Part with Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Placebo, Hurts, Foals, Jessie Ware; artist management at the main stage of Afisha Picnic festival (Arcade Fire, Jamiroquai, MGMT, Suede, Kiesza, The Horrors), Ahmad Tea Music Festival (The Libertines, Biffy Clyro, PJ Harvey, Elbow, Wolf Alice, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Wombats) and solo concerts of various artists —Imagine Dragons, SIA, Ed Sheeran, twenty one pilots, Lorde, The Prodigy, The xx, Kasabian, Hurts, The Neighbourhood and many others. Pop Farm Agency also organized Russian concert tours for Zemfira (2016), The Offspring (2013), Gerard Way (2015).