No, not Nadine Coyle! Like Loud And Quiet favourites, Whitney, NADINE are actually a group of humans operating under a singular name. Mad. Thankfully, they have their own unique sound, though they do also possess a knack for melody that seems beyond their years. NADINE are sweet without being syrupy and they make music that would have bothered the mainstream in the days before chart music was created by spreadsheets and algorithms.
There are elements of Air, Passion Pit and Zero 7’s semi-decent moments in there, while debut single, ‘Ultra Pink’ – a song, interestingly, about knowing you can do something before you’ve done it – is a Talking Headsy chunk of bouncy new wave. Well, it beats always singing about love.
‘Nook’, meanwhile, is a plush pop number that adds bass brawn as Nadia Hulett channels Nina Persson, while ‘Contigo’ is an aching, throbbing, bursting slab of sensual pop that veers into Silk Rhodes territory in their keenly felt absence. Michel Gondry will be all over this – mark my words.
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