Nilüfer Yanya is only 22 but she started writing music almost a decade ago. Listening to her music, it’s obvious that this is a craft well honed. Her sparse soft sounds and husky voice are accompanied by flourishes of jazz and trip-hop for an utterly beguiling end result.
She describes her music as “raw” and there are echoes of King Krule and Kate Tempest in her beautifully scuffed sound. Dave Okumu from The Invisible mentored her on the guitar and she has already supported Broken Social Scene on tour. Just listen to the quiet percussion and subtle synths of “Baby Luv” to see why all the fuss is more than justified.