Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: female vocalists singer-songwriter pop alternative seen live rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Heather Frith, 6 July 1968, Bermuda. This singer-songwriter’s early childhood was spent on her family’s yacht, sailing around the Caribbean (her brother is the reggae singer, Mishka). Frith’s early interest in music intensified when, aged 19, she moved to Providence to study painting and film at the Rhode Island School of Design. She did not join in with the local rock scene but wrote music for her own films. Inspired by Patti Smith and Lou Reed, she soon started writing songs and recording demos, before moving to England and basing herself in south London. She made further demos and, in 1990, recorded the low-key mini-album These Walls for the British Academy Of Songwriters. Released under her birth name, this rare EP was later reissued as The First Recordings.

Nova then met ex-Killing Joke guitar player Youth, who released the limited-edition Glowstars on his own Butterfly label. Support slots for the Cranberries and Bob...

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