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06-15-2010, 08:12 PM
A brand-spanking new Nerina Pallot thread!

Kylie fans, Nerina and her husband Andy are responsible for writing two songs on the new album ("Better Than Today," "Aphrodite") and Nerina suggested the title Aphrodite to Kylie. She's a great singer and songwriter in her own right, has three quality albums (and some nice EPs), and is generally a very lovely lady too.

Oh and she regularly does an hour-long web stream show at her own channel on Ustream. I think the next one is next Monday (June 21) and there's usually a Q&A involved too.

Here she is a few weeks back performing "Idaho" at London's Union Chapel (show was filmed, and is pencilled in for a release on USB of all things later in the year)


06-15-2010, 08:58 PM
AMAZING performance. I adore Nerina. Can't wait for the... USB??

06-21-2010, 11:19 AM
A brilliant "Cigarette" from the same show. With choir!


06-22-2010, 09:57 PM
Playing a brand new in-progress song, "Eleven," on her web show last night. Pretty great.


06-23-2010, 01:30 AM
Playing a brand new in-progress song, "Eleven," on her web show last night. Pretty great.


That. was. amazing. I can't wait to get the full show!

(oops meant to quote the Cigarette performance... but that was good too!)

07-12-2010, 09:19 PM
Ustream show on now

07-12-2010, 09:31 PM
If I Know You was GORGEOUS. Now on to Damascus :) Man I love this woman.

07-12-2010, 10:20 PM
I love her web shows. She's so down to earth and funny and it's all very homemade, and then you get these really gorgeous songs too.

Set list:
Bright Eyes
The Right Side
If I Know You
Daphne and Apollo
Ariadne's Afternoon
Halfway Home
Everybody's Gone to War [on Wurlitzer!]

Nerina said she doesn't think she'll ever play "Aphrodite" because she feels like it's Kylie's, not hers, unless she "gets to 90 and it would be funny."

07-15-2010, 01:38 PM
Nerina is amazing. I met her in York and she was lovely. She is by far the best singer/songwriter of the last few years.

07-26-2010, 12:40 AM
Gorgeous "It Starts" with choir at Union Chapel in April


08-09-2010, 10:27 PM
News from the webcast: Nerina is going into the studio soon to work with Bernard Butler on her next album.

09-09-2010, 02:16 PM
Nerina and husband Andy had a baby this morning! Named him Wolfie


VERY well-kept secret. Explains all the animal costumes from the web casts! I did have a feeling on one of the web casts from something she said but then I thought not.

Also, Nerina recorded "All Bets Are Off" for her next album yesterday. Busy woman!

09-09-2010, 08:02 PM
best kept secret ever :)

heard album 4's working title is Better Than Porn ;)

09-20-2010, 11:24 PM
Nerina with Wolfie - "Wolf and I"


09-28-2010, 09:32 PM
:eek: Joe McElderry has covered "Real Late Starter" and it's going on his debut album!

Nerina is doing a webcast now, sounds great, Wolfie made a quick appearance. She said she's done eight or nine songs for the new album with Bernard Butler and is going back into the studio next week. Album working title is Year of the Wolf. Ones she has definitely recorded are "All Bets Are Off" and "I Think," and is planning to do "Eleven."

09-28-2010, 09:52 PM
she confirmed the Joe cover!! Everybody was discussing it on the music forums when his tracklisting leaked a couple weeks ago, and more or less it was a given from the title, couldn't be a coincidence... but the lyrics don't really fit Joe :(

I really love All Bets Are Off, hopefully will be the lead single off album 4 :)

so the working title is Year of the Wolf or Better than Porn?? Didn't get that! [fluffy]

09-28-2010, 10:51 PM
I think Better Than Porn was her jokey title but someone said, how about Year of the Wolf? And Nerina said that was spooky because that's the title she's been keeping to herself and what she thinks it will probably be called. But it's not for definite.

She also hinted that one of her songs from Aphrodite might be released as a single for Kylie.

09-29-2010, 10:43 PM
Yeah I think Better Than Today.

The Seaward
09-29-2010, 10:46 PM
the Buckminster EP version of "Better Than Today" is wonderful.

11-08-2010, 09:36 AM
the cover's a fairly (uncharacteristically) average attempt, but I cracked a fat[icon18] at 7:00:


completely adorable.

01-10-2011, 12:28 AM
The Joe McElderry cover is hilarious. Camp as tits. "Ho ho ho ho ho!"

I still think the Superpowerless remix is the song's peak.

01-20-2011, 07:49 PM
An instrumental part of new song "Butterfly" features in a new Jersey tourism advert (with added Nerina Pallot voiceover)


Liking the sound of the song!

03-08-2011, 12:35 PM

Platinum-selling, Brit-nominated singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot returns in style with her new album Year of the Wolf. The album released on 30 May is her first release on Geffen Records

Produced entirely with Britpop guitar legend Bernard Butler, Year Of The Wolf is, simply put, the accumulation of Nerinas talents honed over the years. It runs the gamut of Nerinas love of euphoric pop songs with big heart-bursting choruses like lead single Put Your Hands Up - ramped up to even more joyous heights by Butlers stomping widescreen production - to the meditative folk-soul of Grace, bridging the gap between pop and art with effortless grace.

Much of Year Of The Wolf was written and recorded during Nerinas pregnancy last year, and ranges from the heady va-va-voom of Turn Me On Again (People over-intellectualise pop sometimes good pop should be three and half minutes about sex really, she succinctly states) to the sweeping, classical rhapsody of History Boys, a personal reaction to the news footage of bereaved mothers aired during the Chilcot Inquiry (the most emotional, and political, song Ive ever written).

Attentive students of the airwaves will know Nerina from her on-off flirtations with the charts over the past decade or so (most notably her 2006 radio staple Everybodys Gone To War and the Ivor Novello-nominated Sophia) or more recently her songwriting credits for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Diana Vickers. But thats only part of the story as her new album Year Of The Wolf resolutely displays.

Nerina will be performing a one-off show at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London on 20 April, premiering new songs from the album.

new blog -

03-08-2011, 01:22 PM
Yay! Only about a year and a half since The Graduate too. :)

Some nice new promo photos for the new album:





And new site banner:


03-08-2011, 03:51 PM
So excited!! She has yet to make a dull album, and I still adore Fires and The Graduate. Wonder when we get to hear the new single?

03-08-2011, 05:25 PM
Hopefully soon, but in the meantime here's a live version from the Union Chapel in London in April last year


The Markness
03-08-2011, 06:57 PM
Yay! I loved several of the songs from The Graduate and the three EPs that were released around it (some of the EP tracks were better than some of the album tracks, IMO). I'm REALLY excited about the Bernard Butler collaboration, as well.

03-11-2011, 07:56 AM
the single leaked :) very very very different from the live stream versions... think I preferred the live ones... guess I can blame Bernard Butler, not a big fan...

The Markness
03-11-2011, 07:55 PM
Love it! Maybe a bit subdued for a first single choice, but the song is great and I LOVE the production (the strings!).

03-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Very different to what I was expecting (I was thinking Eurovision-y pop anthem) but a nice classy production job. Imagine what the rest of the record will sound like with that production (the ballads!) Her voice is in very good shape.

03-11-2011, 08:23 PM
I would have preferred disco rather than retro... Butler has given Nerina the Duffy treatment, same he did with Kate Nash :( still sounds great cos the material is good but imho it could have been much much better with another producer!!! Hope we get some Eurovision remix of this :)

The Markness
03-11-2011, 09:27 PM
I LOVE the production work that Butler did with Duffy and Kate Nash (I didn't care for that Kate Nash album, but it wasn't because of the production), so I'm looking forward to the sound of this album. And I'm hoping for some really killer, hit-you-between-the-eyes ballads, 'cause I thought that was The Graduate's big weakness.

My dream producer for Nerina is Paul Epworth. His songwriting and production work with Florence and the Machine, Adele, and Kate Nash's first album are flawless. (Really, he's my dream producer for pretty much everyone).

03-13-2011, 08:46 PM
Nerina covering Jessie J's Do it like a Dude last Thu on the UStream thing


03-16-2011, 11:58 AM
Where did people hear the new track? I know there was a streaming link but that is now dead. Are there any other legal ways to hear it?

03-17-2011, 09:07 AM
^sadly MW took it down... cannot find it anymore...

and the last stream is available in full for us to rewatch at her FB page

03-25-2011, 12:02 PM

PopJustice Song of the Day here (http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5352&Itemid=279). (You can listen to the stream.)

03-25-2011, 05:30 PM
I hope the whole album won't be produced in that trendy Phil Spector-esque way, not that I don't like it but it feels like riding the same 60's wave as Adele, Duffy etc.

03-28-2011, 09:56 PM
Nerina confirmed a few things on tonight's webcast

- Year of the Wolf will have a deluxe edition CD with bonus tracks and will also have a vinyl edition for which Nerina is working on the artwork now
- Will be doing the "Put Your Hands Up" video on Friday
- Smallish UK tour in October
- Is planning two more EPs in the near future - "a pop EP" and a Steely Dan covers EP entitled To Donald, With Love

UK dates (presale on Wednesday, general sale on Friday):

02 - GLASGOW Oran Mor
04 - MANCHESTER Academy 2
05 - BIRMINGHAM Academy 2
06 - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

03-29-2011, 06:57 PM
Album cover


03-29-2011, 07:19 PM
I think she looks gorgeous! Love that. Really wish we could purchase the single somewhere, I don't even remember what it sounds like.

03-29-2011, 07:26 PM
You can hear about a minute of it in that PopJustice link a few posts up; I think the full single isn't out until May 23rd but Nerina said it is her "best bundle yet" so I'm quite looking forward to it!

03-30-2011, 01:46 AM

The Markness
03-30-2011, 04:14 AM
She looks BEAUTYMOUS in that photo, but as an album cover, it's kind of boring.

03-30-2011, 07:26 AM
Though, she's not really renowned for great covers, huh?




The Markness
03-30-2011, 04:29 PM
I think the cover of The Graduate is awesome-sauce. :D

04-01-2011, 12:19 PM
Nerina Tweeted this photo from the "Put Your Hands Up" video set


04-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Standard Edition Tracklist -

1. Put Your Hands Up
2. Turn Me On Again
3. All Bets Are Off
4. If I Lost You Now
5. Butterfly
6. This Will Be Our Year
7. I Think
8. Will You Still Love Me
9. I Do Not Want What I Do Not Have
10. Grace
11. History Boys

According to Play.com

I think we've heard them all during the streams although some I don't remember much... glad All Bets are Off, Butterfly and Our Year are there...
Hope Eleven is on the Special Edition... has to be there!!! She said it didn't make sense in the album... but sure it's one of her best songs ever...

04-01-2011, 06:21 PM
I've only heard a few of those, I think, so I'm excited to hear it. Glad that she rescued "This Will Be Our Year" from the Junebug EP (similarly to how she included "It Starts" on The Graduate having already appeared on the Buckminster Fuller EP.) And I think "All Bets Are Off" has amazing potential with the Bernard Butler production. I think "I Do Not Want What I Do Not Have" predates The Graduate, I remember a demo of that surfacing on her MySpace between Fires and The Graduate. "Grace" is also an older one too I think, and one of her husband's favourites.

I think she said on the most recent webcast that there will be a special edition with extra songs and like you said it's just that they didn't really fit the album. I agree that "Eleven" is wonderful, one of my favourites, so I hope it will appear in some capacity.

04-02-2011, 09:05 AM
I think that "I Do not Want what I Do not Have" is from when she went to LA to record with Linda Perry after Fires...

you can find all the live versions from the songs that are gonna be on the album @ youtube if you do a search

04-02-2011, 06:19 PM
Full song


04-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Full song


Wow, I'd totally forgotten how it kicks in after the first chorus! Great production move.

04-11-2011, 01:28 PM
think the release of the single is Apr 24 now... the digital bundle includes an acoustic and an Eurovisionesque (hopefully) version :)


04-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Video here (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/music/3523987/Watch-the-video-for-Nerina-Pallots-new-single-Put-Your-Hands-Up.html)

The Markness
04-12-2011, 07:32 PM
Cute video! And glad to hear the full version of the song again, it's GREAT. Really looking forward to the album.

04-13-2011, 11:56 PM
Up on the YouTube channel now too


04-14-2011, 12:05 AM
Never heard any Nerina before, but I really like that song! And the video is super cute! :)

04-14-2011, 05:12 PM
^ Ooh I'm glad :)

Over the years she has revealed herself to be a very classy pop songwriter; she's capable of writing insanely catchy, well-crafted pop songs but they have a sophistication about them too (see also "Real Late Starter," "I Don't Want To Go Out," "Better Than Today" which Kylie recorded, "When Did I Become Such A Bitch?") and then on the other side she has these gorgeous ballads like "Sophia," "It Starts," and "It Was Me." I would also recommend "Idaho" as a good starter song. Of her albums, I think so far Fires shows the breadth of her talent the best but The Graduate has some good pop songs. I haven't listened to the first album for quite a while, it's got some good ideas but not quite as fleshed out.

In other news, in the space of a day, the view count for the "Put Your Hands Up" video has gone from the 300ish I saw last night to 68,000! I think Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles plugged it on his Twitter.

04-14-2011, 06:55 PM
Great song and video!

04-15-2011, 12:41 PM
Live acoustic "Butterfly" from the new album


04-16-2011, 09:07 AM
^love it!!!!!! and love the simplicity of the Put your hands Up video too!!! cannot wait for the album!!!

04-17-2011, 05:02 PM
deluxe version can be pre-ordered on Itunes, has 3 new songs + 2 acoustic versions


04-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Live version of "Put Your Hands Up" from a couple of nights ago at London's Bloomsbury Theatre


And an acoustic version of "All Bets Are Off"


04-22-2011, 10:36 PM
^ I'm liking that song more and more every time I hear it. :)

04-25-2011, 03:41 PM
"Put Your Hands Up" available from iTunes now (UK only I think? Not sure...) with an acoustic version and a "1987 mix." Haven't got it yet because iTunes Store is being an arse.

Also, the song has been added to BBC Radio 2's B-list which translates as about ten plays on Radio 2 for the week. I also heard that she is Geffen's "priority artist" for the next couple of months which should mean adverts and appearances etc. I hope it all goes well for her. And it's her birthday tomorrow! There's another webcast on Friday as well which she has dubbed the "Royal Wedding Special"

04-27-2011, 07:25 PM
Nerina live session on Absolute Radio now

04-28-2011, 10:51 AM
I'm sad the single is doing nothing on Itunes, it's moving between positions 200-300 but hasn't cracked the top 200 yet. Geffen really needs to start pushing this to radios, tvs,...

loved that acoustic version of All Bets are Off!!!!

04-28-2011, 02:11 PM
I'd like it to be doing better but it's early days and hopefully radio play will pick up over the next few weeks too.

On Absolute Radio yesterday she did a cover of Joan Osborne's "One of Us" - when she said it, I was a bit 'oh' but it turned out to be absolutely brilliant.

And here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-13199205) is a video interview about "Put Your Hands Up," being a mother, Jersey, and the Royal Wedding webcast (get ready for a cover of "The Boy Is Mine"!)

05-01-2011, 05:31 PM
loved the Boy is Mine cover with BLBL!!!!

05-05-2011, 08:34 PM
Acoustic "If I Lost You Now"


05-12-2011, 10:48 PM
"History Boys" performance

05-13-2011, 05:14 AM
I would have preferred disco rather than retro... Hope we get some Eurovision remix of this :)


05-23-2011, 04:12 PM


06-01-2011, 11:46 AM
Couple of new interviews


'I don’t often feel like a grown-up... but I wanted to put my records out, my way. It’s been hard, but fun.’ While it’s true that Nerina Pallot has a charmingly girlish demeanour – she’s currently giggling in a Camden beer garden as though she’s just bunked off school – this 36-year-old British singer songwriter is an undeniably seasoned talent.

Since her wryly melodic 2006 breakthrough hit Everybody’s Gone To War, Pallot has honed her skills both as an independent performer and as a more commercial pop songwriter for the likes of Kylie, with whom she worked last year on the pint-sized singer’s Aphrodite album.

Now her fourth release, Year Of The Wolf (the title refers to her baby son, Wolfgang), sounds like her most assured statement yet.

‘I used to be so shy, I was always envious of showbiz kids,’ she admits, mimicking ‘jazz hands’ for effect. ‘I’d go to open mic nights, get to the front and then walk off; I just couldn’t sing.

‘How did I get around that? I just had to learn very quickly to write compelling pop songs. Music allowed me to express emotions that I couldn’t express in everyday situations.’

She’s taken a particularly direct acoustic approach to Year Of The Wolf. ‘This time I was really focused,’ she says. ‘I wanted an album that was all about a voice and purely live instrumentation, with no programming. I felt like my earlier work was shrouded in production. And I’d originally started writing on my own, so I went to the other extreme – I co-wrote with people like Linda Perry, and Bernard Butler (the ex-Suede guitar supremo) co-produced these tracks.’

The album’s sweepingly catchy lead single, Put Your Hands Up, was initially intended for Kylie, before Butler encouraged Pallot to make the song her own again. ‘I never made a conscious decision to write songs for other people,’ she explains. ‘Songwriting is a bit like a dressing-up box; it’s allowed me to try on all these different styles and ways of thinking. I was always a pop fan as a kid, and I loved how approachable Kylie seemed – she always struck me as someone I could hang out with and have a cup of tea.’ And now she does. Pallot chuckles: ‘I know, it’s mad.’

Put Your Hands Up features a rather cute video filmed in one take (which was briefly ‘banned’ by YouTube after an unexpected deluge of viewers); there’s also a surreal undertone to Pallot’s uplifting vocals. ‘Basically, it’s a song about obsessive passion – like, if you don’t love me, I’m going to shoot you,’ she says.

She has generally regarded the music industry with an irreverent sense of humour; after all, her 2001 debut album was called Dear Frustrated Superstar, and her eventual mainstream fame brought various weird scenarios.

‘Sometimes I’d be pressured to appear on a really wrong television or radio show. I remember doing promo in Germany, and they wanted me to dress up in an Austrian maid outfit. The host was like a German Dale Winton, covered in make-up, I couldn’t understand a word anyone was saying, and it was so hot, I thought I was going to pass out. I just turned around and ran.’

She’s rather less scathing about the would-be showbiz kids who try out for The X Factor – perhaps unsurprisingly, as former competition winner Joe McElderry covered one of Pallot’s songs on his debut album (unfortunately, it didn’t save him from being dropped by Cowell’s Syco label). ‘I feel that the way The X Factor is run is wrong; you couldn’t have that show without the contestants, but it’s basically a Cowell money-making machine. But what if you’re really into making music but don’t know anyone in London; how would you get into the industry?’

Would Pallot have ever considered it? ‘Yes,’ she replies, laughing: ‘And I would play at the opening of an envelope if there was a guitar or a piano. If you’ve paid your bills singing for your supper, as I have done at restaurants, weddings and bar mitzvahs, you’ll know you can always do that. I actually had no idea that my thirties would be my favourite years. What I’m learning now is a polite way to tell people to f*** off.’

So maybe she’s comfortably grown-up after all. ‘I used to think the art of songwriting was all about getting played on the radio but then I realised it’s really about when someone directly relates to your work. Just because something’s pop doesn’t mean it can’t be authentic.’ This time, it doesn’t sound like Pallot will tear away from the spotlight.

Put Your Hands Up (Geffen) is out now. Album Year Of The Wolf is out on June 13.



How We Met: Bernard Butler & Nerina Pallot
'He came round with an Arsenal playsuit. We're both aware of just how tragic we are'

Interviews by Lena Corner

Nerina Pallot, 36

Born in south London, Pallot is a platinum-selling singer-songwriter whose songs have been performed by artists such as Kylie Minogue. She is about to release her Bernard Butler-produced fourth album. She lives in Camden, north London, with her husband and eight-month-old baby

I can be really shy sometimes and that manifests itself in me talking non-stop. When I first met Bernard, that is exactly what I did. I went on and on at him. He has so much pedigree as a musician and an artist, I guess I was a bit intimidated.

We got on really well, though, and I'm not sure we even talked about working together, we just sort of did it. I was heavily pregnant at the time, so it was a race to cut the album before my baby was born. Bernard has three kids and is a very hands-on dad, so I grilled him relentlessly – things like, how will I know when to feed the baby? He was like, "You'll be fine. By the time you get to baby number two and it starts crying, you'll just be turning up the telly."

Physically, though, I was falling apart. I had anaemia and wasn't sleeping. I had had kidney problems as a child and the doctors decided it was too risky for me to give birth naturally. When they told me I had to have a C-section, I went back to the studio in tears going, "What about the whale song and scented candles?" I was ber-emotional – you can hear it on the record, my voice almost cracking.

He has an incredible, razor-sharp sense of melody and he doesn't beat around the bush – you always know where you stand. It was all quite old-school; we just put together a band and started playing, noodling around and having a real laugh. I remember thinking life would never be like this again. It was such a weird thing to do on the edge of something so life-changing as having a child. It felt, for me, like being a kid for the very last time.

We're both massive Arsenal fans and have studios next to each other 500 yards from the Emirates Stadium. He'd often direct me using football metaphors. We'd play a tape and he'd be like, "I feel like you should come a little bit more down the right-hand side there," and I'd know exactly what he meant. When my son was born, he came round with an Arsenal playsuit. It's quite funny but it's also quite sad; we are both acutely aware of exactly how tragic we are.

Bernard Butler, 41

A musician who emerged during the Britpop era as a guitarist with Suede, Butler went on to form duo McAlmont and Butler in 1994 and has played with, or produced, artists including Radiohead, Paul Weller and the Pretenders. He lives in north London with his wife and three children

Before I first met Nerina, I wasn't even aware she was pregnant. Then she turned up as big as a house and said, "I want to make a record." I said "Yeah, right, see you in six months – or six years."

Making this record turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I've had. She trusted me completely from the first day we met. It was just so easy. She's not 14 and silly about it, she just wanted to make a terrific record whatever it took.

With the baby coming, time was of the essence and I realised the only way to record it was to do it live. We booked into Konk Studios, in Crouch End, Ray Davies' place and one of the few remaining great studios left. We recorded eight songs in seven days, then on the eighth day, she had the baby. It really was unbelievable.

I didn't want to be patronising, getting her tea every five seconds, so I just did what I would normally do – energetically and enthusiastically listen to the music very loudly, with a guitar hanging round my neck. Every now and then I'd catch a glimpse of her, sitting there about to give birth and think, "Well, she chose this."

I didn't say this to her but I knew it could only have a remarkable effect on how you are as an artist. She was in a very blissed-out state – she seemed almost stoned some of the time. It was the eve of her creating this new life – the greatest thing you'll ever achieve – and as a producer I was reaping the rewards. I remember recording the final track, a beautiful song called "Grace". We set it all up and I pressed record and looked out of the window thinking, there is nothing I can do to change this or make it better. It was a completely beautiful moment, one of the great moments in the job that I do.

Her husband has a recording studio above mine, so now I see them all the time. Nerina is a massive Arsenal fan, so half of our conversation is boring, geeky minutiae of how Arsenal messed up again – some of the most depressing conversations you will ever hear.

It's the nature of my job to work with someone then never see them again. I choose who I work with for creative reasons and I believe you go into it to make a record, not to make a mate – but if that does happen, it's also brilliant. I've met lots of people along the way who I love and keep in touch with; Nerina is certainly one of them.

Nerina Pallot's new album, 'Year of the Wolf', is out on 30 May on Geffen Records

And some recent videos...



And this morning she was on Lorraine (ITV1) for an interview and performance of "Put Your Hands Up"



06-06-2011, 07:28 AM
she's doing 4 streams later this week, one for each album, in which I believe she's gonna perform all songs from each album!!!!!! best idea ever!!

06-09-2011, 07:41 PM
Looking forward to it - the Dear Frustrated Superstar one is on in about 20 minutes

Also, the vinyl version of Year of the Wolf has a different cover which I like more than the standard one


Scottish Woman
06-09-2011, 07:43 PM
Was just coming to post about the live shows :)

06-09-2011, 08:02 PM
Ooh, didn't know you were a fan!

Here's "Put Your Hands Up" solo on electric guitar


Scottish Woman
06-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Am very fond of her first 2 albums, The Graduate kind of put me off a little (that wee bit too poppy), but I intend to go back to it at some point (I think I was in a bad mood when I listened to it :p)

Haven't ordered Year of the Wolf yet but will prolly do so soon.

I hope this stream stops jumping!

06-09-2011, 08:53 PM
I heard Sophia on GMTV (or something similar) years ago, loved it instantly and then forgot who sang it. I've just discovered it was Nerina Pallot so I'm going to give some more of her stuff a listen.

06-09-2011, 09:22 PM
The stream just didn't work for me at all! I'll have to try again with Fires tomorrow.

I think The Graduate is a strange one because at times it feels like she can't quite decide what album she wants to make, but I like that she didn't try and cover up her pop leanings.

W2E, she also did a nice version of "Sophia" on BBC Heaven and Earth in 2006


The Markness
06-13-2011, 06:18 PM
The new album is out today, right? Anyone get a full listen yet?

06-13-2011, 06:43 PM
Mine should be arriving tomorrow and I shall report back :)

In the meantime, here's a nice 4-star review in The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/09/nerina-pallot-year-wolf-review), three stars in The Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-nerina-pallot-year-of-the-wolf-geffen-2289415.html), interviews at BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13621866) and Digital Spy (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/interviews/a324608/nerina-pallot-interview-im-a-fan-of-the-x-factor.html), plus a guest blog at Holy Moly (http://www.holymoly.com/celebrity-news/guest-blog-nerina-pallot-week-wolf-day-one57135). Also, Year of the Wolf is BBC Radio 2's Album of the Week this week.

And here is a "making of the video" thing for Put Your Hands Up


06-13-2011, 07:08 PM
Is there anywhere to purchase this digitally that will take American credit cards? Or is it preview streaming anywhere? Dying to hear it! Adore her, so much. Really hoping this album is a success for her because she truly deserves it.

06-13-2011, 07:27 PM
I read on Popjustice that someone from Australia bought it from 7Digital because it wasn't on Australian iTunes so maybe that might work? Not sure.

The CD is under 8 at Amazon and Play.com but I'm not sure how much shipping costs would be to the US. I've pre-ordered the signed copy edition from Play.com and then I'm planning to get the three bonus tracks from iTunes, apparently they're available separately.

06-13-2011, 07:37 PM
I read on Popjustice that someone from Australia bought it from 7Digital because it wasn't on Australian iTunes so maybe that might work? Not sure.

The CD is under 8 at Amazon and Play.com but I'm not sure how much shipping costs would be to the US. I've pre-ordered the signed copy edition from Play.com and then I'm planning to get the three bonus tracks from iTunes, apparently they're available separately.

Damn, nothing on 7digital. I read it's getting a US physical release, so I haven't ordered it yet. Blah!

06-14-2011, 02:41 PM
I have loved Nerina since the start, but the new album leaves me cold. I hate the production on it, and imo the songs are weak. Such a shame because I really wanted to like the album. *sob*

06-14-2011, 05:32 PM
My CD arrived today and I am really enjoying it. Am on my second listen. My initial impression is that it's her most cohesive album; the production is very Bernard Butler i.e. quite busy in parts, some strings etc, and I think it suits most of the songs. I love what they did with "All Bets Are Off" for instance. Will post some more thoughts as I listen more.

Also, in the midweek charts, it's currently at No.9 which is absolutely brilliant and far, far better than I was expecting. It is likely to drop off a bit as the week goes on but it's a really encouraging start. Only Fires previously has made the UK Top 40 from her catalogue, peaking at No.21.

06-14-2011, 05:55 PM
It's the production I hate most. She has butchered This Will Be Our Year. The original was perfect.

06-14-2011, 10:55 PM
A really lovely "History Boys" live with piano and cello from BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour yesterday (around the 24min mark, after an interview)

Scottish Woman
06-16-2011, 08:11 AM
Is anyone going to the free live shows in London? Just got the e-mail today.

06-17-2011, 12:23 AM
I won't be but I read that tomorrow's one (maybe the other one too?) has a string quartet! Which sounds rather nice.

I've been watching the webcasts (a fan recorded them and uploaded them all to YouTube) and they are very good with some interesting background info in there too.

06-17-2011, 06:40 PM
This album is such a grower. I do think the Bernard Butler production sound is one you either like or don't (strings, 60s style guitars, backing vocals etc) but I don't think he's swamped the songs either, it's still recognisably Nerina. It has some of her best pop songs ("Put Your Hands Up," "Turn Me On Again"), I like what they did with "All Bets Are Off" (the sticker on the front says 'includes "Put Your Hands Up," "Turn Me On Again," and "All Bets Are Off"' so I'm guessing those are planned as the next singles), and the jazzy guitar sound of "If I Lost You Now" is gorgeous. I also think that ending with "Grace" and "History Boys" is her most beautiful ending to an album ever (and they're very stripped-down and intimate). Overall, very pleased. It's her most lush, warm-sounding album to date and I am now tempted also to get the vinyl for the full effect of the warm sound and also the alternate cover (which Nerina said was almost the cover for the CD as well).


06-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Year of the Wolf is new at UK No.31 this week. A bit disappointed it fell so much from its first-day position of No.9, but still it's her second UK Top 40 album after Fires peaked at No.21 in 2006.

In other news, the vinyl edition has had some manufacturing errors and was sent out with songs in the wrong order and without the "Put Your Hands Up" acoustic version, so they're being recalled and repressed. Those original editions might turn into something of a collector's thing!

And here's "Geek Love" with string quartet from her St Pancras Station gig on Friday


06-19-2011, 09:22 PM
Nice! I quite liked that! Too bad it cuts off at the end though.

06-20-2011, 02:35 PM
"Geek Love" is one of my Nerina favourites. Maybe I should try and compile a 'Nerina Top 10'.

In the meantime, here is "Seventeen," one of the Year of the Wolf bonus tracks. Loving the languid disco feel. The video says 'acoustic' but it isn't.


06-20-2011, 09:09 PM
finally the CD arrived today (the signed one from play)... listened a couple time, and i'm having trouble getting used to the Bernard Butler production... especially on All Bets Are Off... I personally do prefer the solo piano versions she did live... but I kinda saw it coming...

Our Year is interesting... I still prefer the original from the EP but it's not a bad alternative...

In general, think it's better than The Graduate but not as good as Fires...

06-21-2011, 11:53 AM
I'm obsessed with this album. I would say give it time; the production is a bit of a shock if you're used to the acoustic versions she's been playing but I think it works.

Nerina was on BBC Breakfast this morning for an interview, looking lovely


06-21-2011, 09:56 PM
I need to hear this album!

06-28-2011, 06:39 PM
"Butterfly" at The Station Sessions


07-11-2011, 11:14 PM
"Turn Me On Again" confirmed as the next single, due on August 22. Here she is performing it for Smooth Radio last month


Year of the Wolf is also available on Amazon UK MP3 for 3.99 at the moment.

The Markness
07-12-2011, 12:47 AM
Glad to see Turn Me On Again is the next single. I really enjoy that one. :)

07-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Single cover


07-14-2011, 06:26 PM
Stereoboard interview (http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/166616/9) and a photo from today's shoot for the "Turn Me On Again" video


08-03-2011, 11:47 AM
"Turn Me On Again" video


08-03-2011, 01:53 PM
Awwww isn't she beautiful. I have to say the album has grown on me quite a lot, although I still abhor seventeen.

08-21-2011, 04:24 PM
"Turn Me On Again" single seems to be available now on iTunes; it includes a single mix plus two new b-sides, "Life After 25" and "Forever Young."

11-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Somewhat embarrassing Nerina vs. Little Boots Twitter exchange today. Nerina hinted (not so subtly) that the new Little Boots was shite... only for Little Boots to tweet back...

Nerina Pallot (ladychatterley)
Why are so many artists I previously loved throwing themselves on the funeral pyre of shit dance records just to stay in the game?
Just coz Katy B does it doesn't mean you should, M_________, M________, L_____B_______ and others. #justsaying

little boots
@ @ladychatterley erm i always made 'shit dance records' thanks

Nerina Pallot
@ @littleboots nope, Little Earthquakes was all kinds of amazing. Just not feeling the new one, soz. x

little boots
@ @ladychatterley the tori amos album??

11-13-2011, 02:51 PM
WTF? I thought Nerina was quite the Tori fan... Didn't she cover Winter once?

11-13-2011, 03:16 PM
Um, what? Where did the sudden Tori reference come from? It just seems so random and unrelated to what had preceded it.

11-13-2011, 04:37 PM
Maybe she ment the Little Boots single Earthquake but got confused?

11-14-2011, 12:28 PM
Yes, she must have meant Earthquake but got the title mixed up with LE.

11-14-2011, 07:34 PM
How embarrassing!

12-06-2011, 09:10 PM
Year of the Wolf is getting a third single and video, for "All Bets Are Off." On the set:


12-19-2011, 08:25 PM
New Christmas EP Yes, December available now


1. yes, december
2. Lot Like Heaven
3. Eleven
4. Last Christmas
5. Two Figures In The Snow

12-22-2011, 12:39 PM
The best part about that Twitter exchange is that the Little Boots song in question (Shake) is basically a retread of her much earlier song Stuck On Repeat. ALSO THE KATY B ALBUM IS SHIT.

01-09-2012, 05:39 PM

The Markness
05-19-2012, 08:19 AM
Loving this acoustic version of Put Your Hands Up tonight.


01-29-2013, 10:04 PM
New EP Lonely Valentine Club out February 11.


You can hear "Once" here (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a454383/nerina-pallot-unveils-new-song-once-listen.html) and a cover of CeCe Peniston's "Finally" here (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/jan/29/nerina-pallot-finally?CMP=twt_gu).

In honour of the annual celebration of Hallmark cards, AKA Valentine's Day (can you tell I'm single?), singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot releases her Lonely Valentine Club EP. Recorded as a stopgap while working on her forthcoming fifth album, the EP includes this piano-lead version of CeCe Peniston's Finally, as premiered here. While the original and its 1992 remix are unabashed celebrations of the joy of finding the right person, Pallot's version – delicate piano chords, a distant metronome beat and her weary croon – reinterprets the emotion of the song as something less instinctive and more contemplative by drawing out the sense of relief. "I've loved this song since I was a teenager, and felt underneath its unrelenting perkiness was a quiet sadness," explains Pallot. "If you picture CeCe's grinning demeanour in the video, my version is how someone who'd kissed way too many frogs would feel like when they finally found the one. Less ecstatic, more thank fuck I never have to date again."

• Lonely Valentine Club is out on 11 February. The tour starts on
8 February at the Arlington Arts Centre, West Berkshire.

EP track list
1. Once
2. Finally
3. Telegram
4. Grey Love
5. Love Is An Unmade Bed
6. Not Over You

01-29-2013, 10:50 PM
Oh, nice! Looking forward to it! I still never picked up the New Year Of The Wolf re-release, reminds me I have to get around to that as well.

Tulip In A Cup
01-30-2013, 01:36 AM
YAY! Can't wait. I was just listening to her the other day. So it is perfect timing for me.

01-30-2013, 09:01 AM
...the New Year Of The Wolf re-release...

What's this? extra tracks etc?

I've always hated CeCe's Finally (badgay) - but Nerina's cover is gorgeous.

The Markness
01-30-2013, 06:46 PM
What's this? extra tracks etc?

Yeah, I didn't know there was a re-release, either...

01-30-2013, 06:56 PM
I believe (but don't quote me) it is U.S. digital only (iTunes, Amazon). It was repackaged last February with new artwork and titled "New Year Of The Wolf". It contained six extra live covers from BBC Live Sessions. I honestly haven't been keeping up that regularly, so I don't know if they are/were already released separately as an EP or anywhere else.


15. Crazy In Love
16. Rocket Man
17. At The Chime Of A City Clock
18. Someone To Watch Over Me
19. Life On Mars
20. High & Dry

02-06-2013, 09:58 PM

02-06-2013, 10:19 PM
^Gorgeous little song!

02-12-2013, 08:59 PM
Another live "Love Is An Unmade Bed"


Plus, you can stream the new EP here (https://soundcloud.com/nerinapallot/sets/lonely-valentine-club/s-o9J5Q).

11-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Nerina is doing a Christmas EP, We Made It Through Another Year, due for release on December 16.


1. I Know What You're Doing For Christmas
2. We Made It Through Another Year
3. A Christmas Lullaby
4. Blue Christmas
5. I Wish

New studio album expected in 2014.

The Markness
11-17-2013, 07:38 PM
I wasn't thrilled with the last record, but I'll always be interested in new music from her. :)

11-18-2013, 06:31 AM
I did enjoy most of Fires and When Did I Become Such a Bitch was great. But since then, I don't know... feels like things watered down. Not fond of those Ani DiFranco-esque guitar snoozers at all. But still nice to hear a new studio album is in the works.

01-09-2014, 04:13 PM
The latest Nerina news is that she will be releasing 12 EPs (in both physical and digital formats) in 2014, on the last Monday of every month. She is planning, afterwards, to do an album containing fan favourites from the EPs plus an entire new album.

The first EP, The Hold Tight, is due for release on January 27th and three of its five songs are here:




01-12-2014, 05:53 PM
EPs update - there will be a subscription service available in the UK and Ireland for the physical CDs, where you pay £60 and get each EP delivered (includes postage) - works out as £5 for each EP. They're advising non-UK people to email if they're interested in the subscription:

If you don't want to miss out on any of the 12 Eps during 2014, we are offering you a subscription service. A one-off payment of ᆪ60 (pounds) will get you every EP on CD, mailed to you monthly as they are released at the end of each month. Price includes all postage and packaging to the UK - a saving of ᆪ18 over the year of releases.

The subscription covers 12 EPs on CD from Jan-Dec 2014, delivered at the end of each month.
The first 'The Hold Tight ' EP is released on Jan 27th, a new EP is released at the end of every subsequent month.

We are only able to offer this subscription deal to UK and Ireland addresses.

If you would still like to subscribe, but live elsewhere in the world, please contact info@nerinapallot.com and we can see what we can do with regards to postage costing.

01-12-2014, 07:35 PM
^Thanks for the info, I just sent them a note with my interest.

Scottish Woman
01-12-2014, 08:04 PM
Just ordered the EPs - eep!

Scottish Woman
01-29-2014, 08:57 PM
I got my first EP today - unfortunately, it's about 1500 miles away!

How does it sound, to anyone that's got it?

The Markness
01-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Wait, I'm confused...are they not offering these in digital format??

01-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Have received the first EP but not listened yet. I believe they are also doing digital releases for them.

Here's a video where Nerina explains the project:


02-14-2014, 08:56 PM
We Should Break Up is the second of the 2014 EPs and the title track, which Nerina had been performing live pre-Year of the Wolf, is up:



Dead to Me
We Should Break Up
Thicker Than Blood
Don't Be Late

02-21-2014, 10:13 PM
New EP streaming on the Telegraph website (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/10654122/Nerina-Pallot-We-Should-Break-Up-EP-music-stream.html).

03-18-2014, 07:46 PM
EP #3 is called When the Morning Stars Sang Together and is out March 31.



That’s Really Something
Ain’t Got Nothing Left
No Harm Done
Sorriest MF in Town

03-18-2014, 07:59 PM
I listened to clips of the EP earlier today and love what I've heard. Both EPs thus far have been fantastic, and this seems to follow the trend. Well done, Nerina! Glad the quantity matches the quality.

03-29-2014, 04:51 PM
New EP streaming here (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/nerina-pallot-exclusive-listen-to-william-blakeinspired-new-ep-when-the-morning-stars-sang-together-as-singer-releases-12-new-records-in-2014-9221593.html?dkdkd).


Yes, we are aware it is only March, but the Ivor Novello-nominated artist has decided to undergo the challenging task of releasing 12 different EPs full of original material in just 12 months.

And No.3, When The Morning Stars Sang Together, is a weather-themed record inspired by artist William Blake.

“When I embarked on this whole EP a month thing, I suspected that, being British, I would start writing about the weather at some point,” she tells The Independent.

“I spent most of February dreaming of epic floods, tsunamis, trying to transport two Jack Russells, a rabbit and small child with only a laundry basket for a vehicle; all that kind of stuff.

“One night I woke up in a cold sweat after a particularly bad Armageddon dream, went downstairs and stood in my back garden and was filled with the kind of joy that you either need to be five years old or on hallucinogens to experience.

“I was thinking about this painting I really love by William Blake, called ‘When The Morning Stars Sang Together’ and how it’s a depiction of one of those rare moments in the bible when peeps are looking pretty happy and nobody is being cast off into eternal damnation. (See, as a very lapsed Catholic, I always take end-of-the-world dreams really, really personally).

“So I wrote from that. The other songs on the EP are quite miserable though; that’s sort of my default setting. I think songwriters as a whole are a breed who would be unhappy being too happy, but I always throw one cheery song onto an EP to lull the listener into a false sense of security.”

As with the previous two, the EPs will be released in both physical and digital formats.

At the end of the year, Pallot plans to distribute a full album of fan favourites, as well as yet another new record of original material, this time an LP.

Will she survive the ultimate industry endurance test? Time will tell. For now, here’s the track listing and the stream in its entirety:

‘When The Morning Stars Sang Together’ EP track listing:

That’s Really Something
Ain’t Got Nothing Left
No Harm Done
Sorriest MF in Tow

Scottish Woman
04-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Has anyone received the third EP yet?

04-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Yep, received mine, haven't listened yet.

Scottish Woman
04-07-2014, 09:39 PM
Hmmm, will need to sort through the pile of mail I've got again :)

04-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Nerina's 4th EP is available for Pre order. The clips sound great. The last three have been brilliant. How she'll keep this up for 12 months I don't know. She is ridiculously talented.

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04-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Here's the cover and track list (it's called Free As You Wanna Be)


1. Free As You Wanna Be
2. Free Man
3. Love Is Blind
4. Never Had A Single Original Thought
5. Happy Birthday to Me

04-24-2014, 12:23 PM
New EP streaming here (http://www.clashmusic.com/news/premiere-nerina-pallot-free-as-you-wanna-be-ep)

The Markness
06-03-2014, 01:08 AM
So, is anyone else keeping up with the EPs? I put all of the existing ones on my player today and took a walk. It's all generally well-produced, but I think a handful of the songs are obviously stronger than the rest/majority.

My favorites are If I Had a Girl, Free Man, Hard Equation, Happy Birthday to Me, and Men are Not From Mars.

08-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Rousseau is the best song so far - so good!

07-14-2015, 02:49 PM
New Nerina album The Sound and the Fury out in September.


First song is "The Road (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/13/nerina-pallot-the-road-video-migrants-calais)" - pretty different for her.


Rihanna created a big-budget video for her single BBHMM and Taylor Swift enlisted what must be half of Hollywood for her Bad Love spectacular. The singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot, however, has a far more poignant approach to the music video. The one for her song The Road, shot in France over recent weeks, uses footage from film-maker Damian Weilers’s frank document of the migrant experience in Calais. The video highlights not only the desperate circumstances of the migrant camps, but also the sense of community its inhabitants have created.

Pallot says the track, from her forthcoming album The Sound and the Fury, is partly inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s book The Road and its “extraordinary story of the human spirit trying to survive insurmountable odds”.

“Britain is a tolerant and accepting country,” Pallot says. “My mother and her family came here from India in the 1960s, and were able to make a life, to get an education, to work and contribute to society.” She adds: “As the product of British multiculturalism, when I see migrants I see hope and hard work. But most of all, I see humans, like you and me.”

Scottish Woman
09-11-2015, 06:25 PM
I got the new album today, it's very different from what she's done before. Enjoying it, am only on track 3.

I love this album, it's really dark, but very interesting, a complete departure from her previous work. Lots of drums and background synths, her voice sounds amazing against them.

09-13-2015, 12:08 AM
Bought it today, even though I shouldn't have, cuz I can't really afford it. Still getting through the EPs! I need a Nerina weekend.

09-13-2015, 09:43 PM
Having pretty much lost interest in Nerina since Fires, I am loving this new album. Great to hear some darkness and grit in her work again.

09-14-2015, 02:27 AM
Ahhh.. I didn't realize we had a Nerina thread. :) I randomly went to a concert of hers last year, and became a fan. I basically have a standing rule to attend any Union Chapel concert that has someone performing with strings of some kind...lol.. so far it's netted Nerina, and also a band called Stateless. :)

Here's some of what I recorded from her last year. She also has another concert coming up in London soon!



09-15-2015, 10:47 PM
Oooooh I had no idea that she had a new album out! I LOVED Fires, but was very much disappointed by Year of the Wolf. I'll be sure to check this one out. Darkness sounds good!

09-15-2015, 10:50 PM
Oooooh I had no idea that she had a new album out! I LOVED Fires, but was very much disappointed by Year of the Wolf. I'll be sure to check this one out. Darkness sounds good!

This is much more aligned with the sound of Fires. It's the darkest record she's done, but maybe the most beautiful too? The pop and accessibility isn't really here, but she does well with this sound. I loved it on first listen, but definitely need more.

09-16-2015, 12:01 AM
I've been trying to digest the album, but I only caught up on the EPs recently, so I'm on a bit of Nerina overload. So many songs! (Though obviously most are duplicates on the album.) I will say Rousseau is one of my favorite things she's done, and I really like the version on the album, but I'm going to need to sit with the full thing for a while before I can make up my mind where it ranks next to Year Of The Wolf (which I loved).

09-19-2015, 02:24 PM
I know what you mean Nick. There are tonnes of songs to get through. I'm happy Nerina can still release music.

11-21-2015, 06:21 PM
Impressed by the new album, the production is really interesting and I feel this record has the best vocals she's put to tape yet. Possibly her least commercial album to date but not inaccessible at all.

Here is the video for Rousseau


11-29-2016, 06:44 PM
Nerina is working on another new album, working title Juno. She posted a video (https://www.instagram.com/p/BNSSDVog4hF/?taken-by=nerinapallot&hl=en) of a snippet of a recording session. Sounds good!

06-15-2017, 09:17 PM
Nerina's new album Stay Lucky is out on October 13.


Nerina Pallot has a pretty diverse record collection.
She's a Joni Mitchell fanatic - "when am I not listening to Joni?" - but her full collection veers from A Tribe Called Quest, Peggy Lee, Solange to Air, Bill Withers, and Massive Attack.
New album 'Stay Lucky is due out later in the year, and it's a fantastic statement of independence from a true individual.
She says: "I made the bulk of the album over a couple of weekends in autumn 2016 and did it in RAK studios in London. I wrote and produced it on my own."
"I’m playing piano and synths and guitars and percussion on the record too. All the synths are analogue, which is worth pointing out because I started writing on a Juno (thus the song title) and that kind of guided the soundscape I was going for - warm, lush, old skool."
'Warm, lush, old skool' is certainly a description that matches the title cut - engrossing, dexterous and complex, the vocal is also hugely affecting.

"Stay Lucky" is the first song to emerge. Her voice sounds amazing on this.


She is also doing some UK dates in November.


06-15-2017, 09:39 PM
Yay! Stay Lucky sounds lovely.

I still can't swear I've listened to every single track from the Year Of The EPs (so much music, so little time!), so I'm kind of surprised she has something new ready already! I thought she'd need a break.

07-10-2017, 10:45 AM
Nerina is doing a Pledge Music (http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/nerina-pallot-stay-lucky) campaign for the album, where you can buy signed CDs, LPs, a cassette version, and screen prints.

She has also recorded a French version of "Stay Lucky"


07-26-2017, 08:23 PM

09-02-2017, 04:13 PM

Yo Jupiter
09-02-2017, 06:19 PM
everything from this new album seems kinda bland for me. so far from the greatness of Everybody's Gone to War or Rousseau