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THURSDAY 31 AUGUST

NADIA REID

+ JIM GHEDI

7:30PM-11PM : £11 ADV (14+)

"Reid is a remarkably talent, assured, clever and confident singer-songwriter. a
devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity." The
Guardian. “For a new artists, her confident grace is all the more remarkable” Pitchfork
“a young New Zealand singer-songwriter you'll feel you've known forever” MOJO
Self-discovery doesn’t come easy. It’s usually a rite of passage to get burned before the
wounds can heal and often takes a new perspective to truly understand yourself. 18 months and 10,000kms travelled since many needles first dropped on her debut LP Listen To Formation Look For The Signs, it’s safe to say with new album Preservation, Nadia Reid now knows herself extremely well.

“Preservation’ is about the point I started to love myself again. It is about strength,
observation and sobriety,” Nadia says. “It’s about when I could see the future again. When
the world was good again. When music was realised as my longest standing comfort.”
Through cavernous lows, blissful highs and globe-trotting adventures, music has been by
Nadia’s side the entire way. Whether in New Zealand’s familiar rugged beaches and
mountains, brutally windy Wellington, her hometown harbour Port Chalmers or the
untrodden territory of faceless hotel rooms or the jungle in Kuala Lumpur, every episode of
loss, heartbreak, and disappointment glimmers throughout. “Travelling inspires me. I’m
learning that things need to happen for the writing to come. Like making time to be alone
with my guitar. I’ve grown to crave that. I almost like to starve myself of it to crave it.”
For some, being so far removed from all you know would be unsettling, but Nadia is keen to
embrace the challenge of moving forwards in the face of uncertainty. “This place of newness
must be where all the good stuff happens,” Nadia reveals. “An artist must be uncomfortable,
must tour the world, and mustn’t stay in her home-town for too long. I feel very happy and
changed by my time abroad. I have fallen back in love with music, or perhaps learnt to trust
her a little more. Often in times of exhaustion, confusion, and home-sickness, music has been
the constant.”
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