Bristol-based singer/musician/producer Aisha Chaouche spent her childhood growing up in Swansea before moving to Bristol where she studied at BIMM music college. Signing to Late Night Tales’ sister label Night Time Stories on the strength of a Soundcloud demo, Chaouche’s debut single ‘I’ll Lose My Head’ was released in May 2017.
Her music has been described as “heartbreaking and spine tingling hymns” by Wonderland Magazine, “channelling the hymnal qualities of Cat’s Eyes with the dense vocals of Medúlla-era Björk” by The Line of Best Fit and a “songwriter of real strength and subtlety” by Clash. Bristol Live Magazine has hailed her “the city’s most exciting new act”. Support has also come from BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, saying she’d played her “on a loop all week” and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens who’s called her music “beautiful”.
Her delicate piano playing features prominently and is bolstered by balanced production of her own massed vocals, programmed drums, sub-bass, cello, violin and an obsession with reverb and delay. Combining vocals, performance on piano and synthesiser with triggered samples and loops; the trio of Aisha, Greg Stoddard and Ben Johnson have translated the subtleties of the album to the live stage.
Chaouche’s debut album ‘Safe’ was released on 15th June 2018. The album chronicles events that occured in Aisha’s formative years and the catharsis that occurred through her songwriting.
“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.”
“Absolutely love it, I’ve been listening to it on a loop all week” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“Beautiful” Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Weightless, otherworldly qualities…these delicate, piano-laced vignettes display a gratifying vulnerability” Uncut
“The key to its beauty is how restrained the music is on Safe. For all of the gorgeous and lush arrangements, the songs remain focused and uncluttered” The 405
“Heartbreaking and spine tingling hymns” Wonderland Magazine
“Channeling 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
“The city’s most exciting new artist” Bristol Live Magazine
“Mesmerising, a fine balance of both subtle and direct” Earmilk
“Charming, we’ve played about 200 times this past week” The 405
“Has the ability to stop you dead in your tracks” God Is In The TV Zine