Review // Nadine Shah – Love Your Dum and Mad

love yourApollo Records // July 22nd

After years of shame brought on by Geordie Shore, the citizens of Newcastle upon Tyne have reason to rejoice in the streets: To be filed somewhere between Natasha Khan, PJ Harvey and Shirley Bassey, this brooding Geordie has crafted an intoxicating debut album, in the form of ‘Love Your Dum and Mad’. Whether she’s crooning over the deep bass lines of ‘Aching Bones’ or vulnerably soaring through ‘Used It All’, it’s an extraordinarily delectable noise to behold. Her dark tales, laced with piano ballads, should be more than enough to keep ears enraptured.

Jack McKenna