Londoner Nilüfer Yanya brings poise and power to her songs, which are as much jazz, rnb, and indie, as they are soul pop. The 23-year-old sounds like Nina Simone, Kate Tempest, and Pixies, all at once (if you haven’t heard her cover Pixies’ Hey, you’re missing out). 2018 was busy for Yanya: she made the BBC’s Sound of 2018 longlist, played a string of shows including opening for Interpol at the Royal Albert Hall, and released EP Do You Like Pain? and single Heavyweight Champion of the Year. Her 2019 tour takes her across Europe and sees her support Sharon Van Etten, before heading to the hills of Green Man.
Country: United Kingdom