Nadia-Reid-100px

NADIA REID, The Woods

Nadia Reid

“Inspired debut by a young New Zealand singer-songwriter you’ll feel you’ve known forever.” **** MOJO

“Nadia Reid’s impeccable debut will maybe set a wider orbit in motion” **** Uncut

“A soothing, folky Americana album that recalls the work of Laura Marling, Gillian Welch, Hope Sandoval, and Sharon Van Etten” 7.2/10 – Pitchfork

“The self assurance of Reid’s voice, artfully undermined by the lyrics, announces an artist wise beyond her years.”Sunday Times (UK)

“For a new artists, her confident grace is all the more remarkable” Pitchfork

“Album Of The Day” BBC 6 Music

**** Sydney Morning Herald

“When I hear a young artist making an album as soulful and rich and self-possessed as ‘Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs’, I feel so thrilled not only for the existence of that record but for all the music they will make over all the years to come”. The Guardian (UK)

“Nadia Reid paints a picture wise beyond her years” Line of Best Fit

“Just listen and lose yourself in it, for it is often glorious.” – themusic.co.au

“Reid’s voice cuts a determined path across the dark and at times stormy sea below.” – The Listener (NZ)

“…Gorgeous and engrossing. A wonderful stand-alone gem.” – Simon Sweetman (NZ)

“Love is knowing what’s best for yourself. We grasp at straws trying understand what that is, but even in that knowledge, we betray our best intentions to get stupid about another person. On “Call the Days,” New Zealand folk artist Nadia Reid sings, “I was happy on my own / I would call the days as they were known” with a knowing yip, against a droning backdrop of closely mic’d acoustic guitars and longing cello. It’s a heartbroken song, but made self-assured by Reid’s warm, marbled alto. Phoebe Mackenzie and Emily Berryman direct this beautifully shot video for “Call the Days,” as the characters Nadia and Ross travel through New Zealand roads, forests and countrysides. Its muted palette is in keeping with the song’s calm, yet gray skies; they betray the days ahead.” – Lars Gotrich, NPR

A richness of voice; a depth of emotion; wisdom beyond her years; with brand new record Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs, out now on Spunk! Records, Nadia Reid has claimed her place as one of New Zealand’s most evocative and profound young songwriters. With youth spent in the company of folk clubs and the indie scene of Dunedin and Christchurch, Reid connected with the pre-and-post-quake Christchurch music milieu and quickly garnered a reputation among her peers for her penetrating songs belying her young age. In Listen to Formation… Reid presents a maturity that reflects on love and life’s blazes with a measure of intricacy and courage within the melancholy.