Natasha North // In Short

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Born in Buckinghamshire, singer/songwriter Natasha North moved to London in 2012 and set up her own record label, Green Oak Records.
A completely self-released and independent artist, Natasha’s will and determination to succeed has already led to plenty of airtime on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing.

With songs ranging from reflective ballads to upbeat bangers, Natasha always makes sure to pack a strong melody and give plenty of narrative in her songs. The result is a powerful brand of music, drawing upon influences such as Damien Rice, James Vincent McMorrow, Laura Marling and Bon Iver.

Gather and Run, Natasha’s second EP, takes the listener on an increasingly emotive journey from the title track, an upbeat and feel-good song, through to the final track, The Last Goodbye, a stripped-back hymn to emotional independence. All four songs on Gather and Run were written earlier this year, she continues to record and perform on a range of instruments including guitar, violin, piano and dobro.

Natasha’s next EP, Fire, is out September 22 on Lab Records. She describes the EP’s first single The End as: “It’s all about the decision to move on when the time is right. It’s about coming to terms with ‘the end’.” Listen Here.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Honest, Melodic and Uplifting (most of the time!)

My favourite film ever is…
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The most famous person I’ve met it…
Tony Blair? Or Jamie from Made in Chelsea. Ha!

The song I hate the most is…
The new Will.I.Am song – It’s my Birthday

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
When I played football I used to have to clean 16 lots of dirty kit, not nice.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
A female version of Billy Joel, just so I could play the piano solo from ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’.

My favourite word is…
Legend

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
The ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward time.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Either the obvious answer of the O2 or somewhere in the Caribbean.

I think you should listen to…
Fever To The Form – Nick Mulvey

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Damien Rice or Eminem – they’re completely different but both incredible artists.

Natasha North plays The Borderline on Friday (July 25) with Mike Dignam.