Irish, Spanish singer-songwriter Núria Graham creates blissful, introspective music designed for private, repeated listens. Her new video for Smile On The Grass is an enticing slice of alternative pop and is taken from her acclaimed album Does It Ring A Bell out now through Primavera Sound’s in-house label El Segell.
Prior to her London headline show on 26th November at Servant’s Jazz Quarters London, Núria shares her 5 favourite tracks that have influenced her over the years.
Love is probably one of my favourite band of the 70’s and of all time, but this song in particular has something magical that influenced me a lot and makes me very nostalgic.
Tindersticks – rented rooms
By the time I was writing my second album and I was changing in a lot of aspects, tindersticks was a big influence on the lyrics and the voice. This is one of my favourite songs of all time.”we cant afford the time to sit and cry”. And those string arrangements… just pure love! Good memories of darker times.
Stereolab – Miss Modular
Dots and Loops is one of my top albums, I have listened to it like a million times, i listen to it to calm down or do whatever, it has become a bit like a medicine to me, it’s always good to listen to it and I will never get tired of it. A great band, indescribable and weird. Love them
Karen dalton – something on your mind
Karen Dalton breaks my heart. I burst into tears just listening to her broken voice, her soul reminds me a bit of billie holiday for some reason. Just a very interesting individual with a lot of love to give, and a complicated life. Big influence to me.
Kurt Vile – heart attack
When I was about 15 I was in the record store in my little town and this record was playing in the shop. I asked what it was, and I bought it and it became my favourite record at the time. Specially influenced me on the guitar playing, those Kurt Vile very special chords. Beautiful song
By Núria Graham for FM