Artist biog

Nina Nesbitt

“the sound of young Britain.” The Times
“in the remarkably unlikely event that Taylor Swift and KT Tunstall had a lovechild, chances are that it would sound a lot like Nina Nesbitt: big of voice, sweet of look and ready of song… The new Taylor McSwift?” Evening Standard
“whip-smart lyrics about sixth-formers listening to the Rolling Stones could only have come from a teenager.” Sunday Times Culture
“she's got both charisma and a real talent for earnest clear-voiced folk-pop” Time Out
“Scot singer penning infectious acoustic-pop with a bit of a grunge thrown in for good measure.” Company
“She's cute and wholesome with a raw, punchy voice.” We Love Pop
“Nina's songs capture an innocence that her contemporaries can't... with an army-strong fan base in the UK, big beautiful blonde locks and a sweet charm what else do you need?” Notion
“Nina has a lovely Scottish lilt to her crystal clear voice.“ The Sun

Nina Nesbitt will release her highly anticipated debut album Peroxide’ on 17th February 2014. She will be playing her three biggest headline dates in March at Manchester’s Ritz on the 21st, Edinburgh Picture House on the 22nd and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 25th.

2013 has been a whirlwind year for half Scottish, half Swedish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, who is just 19 years old.

Back in April, her 4-track EP Stay Out’ drew combined YouTube and VEVO views of more than six million (taking her total views to date to above 20 million), while its infectious title track was playlisted by Radio 1 and reached No.21 in the charts. VEVO made Nina their latest LIFT artist in July by premiering the video to follow up single Way In The World, which was also playlisted by Radio 1 and went straight into the Top 40. In September, she soundtracked a John Lewis advert with her version of Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop and hit the road for a sold-out UK tour – no mean feat given that her album had not yet been announced. Her Twitter followers now number nearly 130,000 and her Facebook fans over 120,000.

Her rise has been remarkable. Nina was just 16 years old when she began performing intimate shows across Edinburgh and Manchester and, with a budding interest in filmmaking, posted a selection of her own songs and some beautifully conceived cover versions on YouTube. The response she received was overwhelming. It kick started a roller coaster year that culminated with her self-released EP The Apple Tree going straight to #6 on the iTunes download chart and #1 on the singer-songwriter chart last April.

By the end of 2012, Nina had sold out several dates on her first headline tour, signed to major label Island, soft-released her first single Boy (for which Vevo views have surpassed 2.2 million) and been crowned ‘Singer/Songwriter New Artist of the Year’ by iTunes.

Now, as we approach the end of 2013, it’s been another year of accolades – as Nina has sung the national anthem at a Scottish national football game to 50,000 people, has been crowned Most Stylish Musician at the Scottish Style Awards, and has just received Best Emerging Artist at the Scottish Music Awards (following in the footsteps of Emeli Sandé, Amy Macdonald and others).

As she kicks off 2014 with the release of her debut album Peroxide, which she has co-produced with Jake Gosling (Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction) at his studio in Surrey while working very closely with Iain Archer (Jake Bugg), Nina Nesbitt’s fanatical following looks set to mushroom by several more million as she embarks on what will be her most exciting year yet.

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