“Absolutely love it, I’ve been listening on a loop all week” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“Heartbreaking and spine tingling hymns” Wonderland Magazine
“Channelling the hymnal qualities of Cat’s Eyes, with the dense vocals of Medúlla-era Björk” The Line Of Best Fit
“A songwriter of real strength and subtlety” Clash
“Charming, we’ve played about 200 times this past week” The 405
“The city’s most exciting new act” Bristol Live Magazine
“The kind of music that touches the soul…truly beautiful” Tap The Feed
“Brimming with talent and potential” Boats Against The Current
Aisha Chaouche spent her childhood growing up in Swansea before moving to Bristol where she studied at BIMM music college. Chaouche lists Bjork, Sufjan Stevens and Rufus Wainwright amongst her influences and is also heavily inspired by film composers such as Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. The piano features prominently in her music and is bolstered by deftly applied production of electronic and acoustic sounds and effects, her own massed harmonies, cello and violin.
“The overarching theme of my songs is “healing”. Collectively my songs contribute to a greater understanding of particular issues I found overbearing and traumatising as a child and young adult. Each song is dedicated to a memory or experience that has come from a negative source that’s ultimately been turned into a strength. The first song I wrote was ‘My Friend’. It’s about letting go of bad shit and discovering beauty beyond my own experiences through amazing people I met.”
Newly signed to Late Night Tales’ artist imprint Night Time Stories, Chaouche has further singles and live gigs planned this year and an album to follow in 2018.