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 album ‘Safe’ was released in 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.”
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.
“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
“Conjures gorgeous worlds with her layered, hypnotic approach to ambient pop” Metro
“Wide-eyed melodies, porcelain vocals and soul-stirring, icy production” Dummy Mag
“Weightless, otherworldly qualities…a gratifying vulnerability” Uncut
“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