What the press is saying about Nilüfer Yanya:

“Nilüfer Yanya’s melodies have a pull so strong they almost necessitate their own law of physics” Pitchfork

“The magnificent ‘PAINLESS’ is so well paced that one of the peak musical moments of the year comes at its direct center”New York Times ‘Best Albums of 2022 – Lindsay Zoladz’

“filling its tracks with brooding, grungy rock that masterfully honors the quiet darkness of her work.”NPR ‘The 10 Best Rock Albums of 2022’

“a seemingly unending pile of hooks that have a way of getting under your skin”Stereogum ’50 Best Albums of 2022′

“The excellent second album by Londoner Nilüfer Yanya stands out… the 12 songs on ‘PAINLESS’ have soul and mood as well as a crisp indie rock tension.”Vogue ‘Best Albums of 2022’

Following the release of her first new single in two years with the drop of “Like I Say (I runaway),” which the New York Times described as, “reveling in contrasting textures” and The FADER called, “a jolting return,” Nilüfer Yanya announces a North American tour set for this fall. Launching in September, Yanya will take her catalog on the road with live dates in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, to name a few, before kicking off the EU and UK legs of the tour in November. Nilüfer will be supported by Lutalo and Eliza McLamb on the shows from Philadelphia through Toronto and Angélica Garcia and Lutalo will support on the shows from Cleveland to Los Angeles. Tickets will be available for sale this Friday at 10am local time in each market here.

Like I Say (I runaway)” is a glowing example of Yanya’s singular artistic voice and serves as a first taste of more music to come soon. The song was written in collaboration with Yanya’s creative partner, Wilma Archer (Sudan Archives, MF DOOM, Celeste), with whom she’s previously collaborated on PAINLESS and her debut album Miss Universe. Throughout their creative process, a clear emphasis was placed on forming a safe musical space where creative impulses were encouraged and all perceived musical boundaries were eroded.

Nilüfer’s previous album ​​PAINLESS was met with an overwhelming amount of critical praise, later ranked among the year’s best by The New York TimesNPRPitchfork with a Best New Music stamp, Vulture and more. The album features the stand-out tracks “anotherlife,” “stabilise” and “midnight sun,” which Nilüfer performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Nilüfer has also performed on Late Night with Stephen ColbertLater with Jools Holland and NPR’s legendary Tiny Desk concert series. She’s supported Adele, the XX and Mitski on tour, headlining London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and selling out shows across Europe, Australia, Japan and the USA. Yanya has also been remixed by Sampha, King Krule and Little Dragon and has collaborated with Bombay Bicycle Club and Liss. Nilüfer is a founding member of the community project Artists In Transit which takes creative workshops and other support to displaced communities and people in times of hardship.

Official tour artwork

Upcoming Live Dates


supported by:

Lutalo & Eliza McLamb = *
Angélica Garcia & Lutalo = +

9/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts*
9/30 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
10/1 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
10/2 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
10/4 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe*
10/5 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/6 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop+
10/7 – Chicago, IL @ Metro+
10/9 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East+
10/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle+
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West+ 
10/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck+
10/15 – Denver, CO @ Meow Wolf+
10/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile+
10/20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom+
10/22 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall+
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre+

EU & UK Dates

11/24 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
11/25 – Amsterdam, NE @ Melkweg Old Hall
11/26 – Berlin, GE @ Kesselhaus
11/28 – Paris, FR @ La Bellevilloise
11/30 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
12/2 – Bristol, UK @ Fleece|
12/3 – London, UK @ HERE at Outernet
12/4 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
12/5 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2


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