22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Chaouche

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.