TUNE Chaouche - Progression
Singer/musician/producer Aisha Chaouche follows her debut album 'Safe' with ‘Progression’, set for release on limited edition 10” vinyl through Night Time Stories on 2nd November 2018.
Aisha’s striking vocals sit centre-stage among her production of manipulated piano, electronic beats, sub-bass, sound effects and cello. Developed from an initial musical concept; melodies, structures and sounds bloom, exchange and reprise roles across the tracks, the EP evolving into a suite of four parts - the vocal tracks (‘Progression’, ‘Resolution’) balanced by instrumentals (‘It Will Come In Time’, ‘Epilogue’).
“The EP is about a natural progression, discovering courage and conquering fears. A small step in the right direction. A true understanding of my strengths and weaknesses that makes me feel more emotionally balanced and focused.”
- Aisha Chaouche
Signing to 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 her formative years and the catharsis that occurred through her songwriting, the 12 tracks described as “heartbreaking and spine tingling hymns” (Wonderland Magazine), having “weightless, otherworldly qualities” (Uncut), “richly textured sonic grandeur” (Bristol Live Magazine) and “channeling the hymnal qualities of Cat’s Eyes, with the dense vocals of Medúlla-era Björk” (The Line Of Best Fit).
The live band, completed by Greg Stoddard, Benjamin Johnson and Hugo Bishop, has been playing this summer at festivals including Larmer Tree, Bluedot and Green Man as well as supporting Rae Morris, Loney Dear and Carmody. They will play Simple Things festival and support Solomon Grey at London’s Union Chapel in October. Sofar Sounds will host the band for a two-nighter in Bristol in early November.