22 year old Londoner Nilüfer Yanya today revealed her new single “Baby Luv” — her first release since the acclaimed ‘Plant Feed’ EP in July. The single will be Nilüfer’s first release on her new U.S. label ATO Records — and Blue Flowers Music in the U.K. Nilüfer will also travel to the U.S. for her first North American shows at New York’s Mercury Lounge (November 14th) and Los Angeles’ Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (November 16th).
Emerging in 2016 with her debut EP ‘Small Crimes,’ Nilüfer Yanya has gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising British songwriters and guitarists of her generation. Nilüfer’s 2017 follow up EP, ‘Plant Feed,’ proved her breakthrough moment with Pitchfork crowning her a ‘Rising’ artist, MistaJam selecting her as a ‘New Name’ on BBC Radio 1 and Broken Social Scene and The xx all handpicking her to perform as support at their headline dates.
Watch the video for “Golden Cage,” which Pitchfork previously said “is the kind of song you love to sing, sure, but it’s as much the kind of song you want to be”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbwZIRcsdDo“
Nilüfer will announce a new project in the coming weeks ahead of her first U.K. headline tour — which includes her biggest headline show thus far at London’s Omeara on October 16th as well as dates in Bristol’s Louisiana (October 17th) and Brighton’s Hope & Ruin (October 18th).
Outside of her solo work, Nilüfer also runs a charitable organization, Artists In Transit, along with her sister Molly Daniel — who also co-directs Nilüfer’s stunning DIY videos with her boyfriend Patrick Chamberlain. Artists In Transit aims to assist displaced people entering Europe through arts and music lessons and is funded in part by a zine, My Friend, created by the sisters.
See Nilüfer Yanya in the NYC & LA:
November 14 | Mercury Lounge, New York
November 16 | Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles