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Nerina Pallot

Nerina Pallot Biography

Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot is a British singer, songwriter and producer, who has released six albums and over a dozen EPs. She was nominated for British Female Solo Artist at the 2007 BRIT Awards and nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for "Sophia" in the category of 'Best Song ' in the same year. Besides her own material, Pallot has written songs for Kylie Minogue and Diana Vickers. She mostly tours around the UK and is married to record producer Andy Chatterley.Early life Pallot was born in London and brought up in Jersey by a half-French father and a mother from Prayag, India, together with her sister.[citation needed] Pallot played piano as a child and wrote her first song aged 13. S...
Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot is a British singer, songwriter and producer, who has released six albums and over a dozen EPs. She was nominated for British Female Solo Artist at the 2007 BRIT Awards and nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for "Sophia" in the category of 'Best Song ' in the same year. Besides her own material, Pallot has written songs for Kylie Minogue and Diana Vickers. She mostly tours around the UK and is married to record producer Andy Chatterley.

Early life

Pallot was born in London and brought up in Jersey by a half-French father and a mother from Prayag, India, together with her sister.[citation needed] Pallot played piano as a child and wrote her first song aged 13. She has identified seeing singer and pianist Kate Bush perform her hit song "This Woman's Work" on television series Wogan as a catalyst for her to pursue a music career. She attended Jersey College for Girls and received a music scholarship for Wellington College.[citation needed]

Career

2001–2003: Dear Frustrated Superstar

Pallot released her debut album, Dear Frustrated Superstar, on Polydor records in August 2001. This spawned two singles, "Patience" and "Alien". She was subsequently dropped from the label mainly due to failing sales. The album was eventually re-issued several years later after her second album, Fires had become a commercial success. Her then-manager Richard Ogden noted that his company spent "three years managing her while she had a huge record deal and was a massive priority for Polydor. We did the best job we possibly could, but it just didn’t happen".

In 2003 she sang lead vocals on the track "Truly" on Delerium's album Chimera, which was also released as a single in the UK.

2004–2008: Fires

Her second album, Fires, was released in April 2005 on her own independent label, Idaho. It was published by Chrysalis Music Publishing, to whom she remained signed and provided her with a development deal. They initially provided her with £50,000 to make the album. When that proved insufficient for Pallot's needs, she remortgaged her house to complete the rest of the album.

The album was produced and mixed by Howard Willing together with producers Eric Rosse who produced "Learning to Breathe" and "Heart Attack" (co-produced by Willing) and Wendy Melvoin who produced "Damascus". After the initial tracks were finished the rest of the record was apparently completed by Willing and Pallot flying files back and forth from London to Los Angeles.

The album was preceded by a download-only single, "Everybody's Gone to War". A second single from the record, "Damascus" was released in June 2005, and a third, "All Good People" (a Radio 2 single of the week) was released in September 2005. She performed at the 2005 Guildfest music festival and headlined her own show at Bush Hall in Shepherd's Bush, London later that year.

At the end of 2005, Pallot signed with 14th Floor Records (a Warner label), who re-issued the album after adding strings on some tracks, on 24 April 2006, earning Pallot a chart success by reaching Number 21. With over 100,000 sales it was certified gold in the UK.

The first single from the revamped album was "Everybody's Gone to War", which was playlisted on most major British radio stations. The single became the third most played song on British radio the week before its release, and reached Number 14 in the UK Singles Chart. She undertook her first full headlining tour in support of the Fires album in May 2006. During the year she also played headline shows in London at ICA, the Bloomsbury Theatre, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and at Shepherd's Bush Empire.

The second single from the album was "Sophia", a re-recorded version, created in LA along with producer Mitchell Froom, entered the UK singles chart at Number 32. In April 2007, the song was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award, while she toured around the UK and Ireland in January and February of that year. The next single from the re-released version of Fires was "Learning to Breathe", which reached Number 70 in the UK singles chart.

2009–2010: The Graduate

Pallot worked with several big name co-writers in preparation for the follow-up to Fires, including Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful") and Rob Davis (Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head"). She also wrote an album's worth of material with Rick Nowels (Madonna's "Power of Goodbye", Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is A Place on Earth"). However, she struggled with the co-writing process and in the end only self-written songs made the album.

The Graduate was released on 5 October 2009 in the UK and reached number 46 on the Official UK Albums Chart in its first week of release. The standard version of the album features 10 original tracks, whereas the iTunes version contains three additional tracks, and the deluxe version contains seven acoustic versions of the tracks. The album polarised critics, with some lauding it as her best album yet and others seeing her change of direction from Fires as a mistake. Having had no intention of releasing Fires 2, Pallot has defended the need for a progression between the two records. She toured the UK in October 2009, including a performance at Glasgow's Oran Mor venue on Wednesday 7 October, showcasing songs from the new album The Graduate.

2011–2013: Year of the Wolf

In July 2010, Pallot returned to Geffen Records and to the A&R that first signed her to Polydor while embarking on an eight-day tour around the UK and Ireland. She confirmed her new album would be titled Year of the Wolf via her Twitter page on 21 January 2011. She recorded with Bernard Butler for the album. The lead single was "Put Your Hands Up", released 24 April, while the album was released 13 June 2011.[citation needed]

2015–2016: The Sound and the Fury

In 2015, Pallot independently released her fifth studio album The Sound and the Fury via her own Idaho label.

2017–present: Stay Lucky

2017 saw the release of Pallot's sixth studio album, Stay Lucky.

Videos

Pallot has released six videos to go with singles from Dear Frustrated Superstar, Fires, and Year of the Wolf.

Her first video for "Patience", directed by Swedish director Emma Hvengaard, features Pallot in various scenes, notably wearing white and barefoot, continually floating to and from earth. "Alien" begins with Pallot lying down, it then becomes apparent that she had fallen onto a plumber's van, crushing it, and the video implies she has fallen from the sky "like an alien". The unreleased "If I Know You" video features multiple Nerinas fighting each other in a theatre.

For "Damascus", Pallot is seen playing piano and singing in a recording studio. Pallot's next video was for "Everybody's Gone to War", which includes cabbage-throwing goths and pineapple bombs. Her next video was for "Sophia", and was filmed in the middle of the desert in Morocco. It has Pallot sitting at a piano, playing and singing while fire surrounds her in a circle and her piano smokes and is also alight. Pallot's next performance, "Learning to Breathe", is more "abstract" and is computer-generated with her playing the guitar in a house with many pictures decorating the walls.

The video for "Put Your Hands Up", the lead single from Year of the Wolf, was shot in and around Lant Street in Southwark, London.

Songwriting and production

  • Pallot along with her husband Andy Chatterley wrote and produced two songs for Aphrodite, the 2010 album by Kylie Minogue, the title track "Aphrodite" and third single "Better than Today", which first appeared on Pallot's Buckminster Fuller EP from 2009.
  • Pallot wrote and co-produced "Put It Back Together" for Diana Vickers from her debut album Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree, Vickers performed 'Put It Back Together' as a special guest at Pallot's live concert at Union Chapel in Islington, north London, on 28 April 2010.
  • Pallot's "Real Late Starter" was covered by 2009 X Factor UK winner Joe McElderry for his debut album, Wide Awake, released on 25 October 2010.
  • In 2010, she co-wrote a song with Brazilian singer Sandy, called "Dias Iguais" - from Sandy's solo studio album Manuscrito.

Notable events

  • 'Record of the Week' on BBC Radio 1[when?]
  • A spot on Top of the Pops
  • An appearance on BBC One's Heaven and Earth with Gloria Hunniford on 18 June 2006
  • A cover story in The Times magazine (see link below)
  • An appearance on The Charlotte Church Show on 29 September 2006
  • An appearance on Children in Need 2006 broadcast 18 November 2006
  • Pallot featured in Asian Woman magazine. She spoke of her Indian heritage and of her evolving musical career.
  • A BRIT Award nomination for Best British Female 2007
  • An appearance on Never Mind the Buzzcocks broadcast 31 January 2007
  • An appearance on Live from Abbey Road in March 2007, performing the song "Idaho". The live session was recorded in November 2006 and she shared her episode with The Zutons, Ray LaMontagne and Shawn Colvin.



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Nerina Pallot Discography

  • 2001AlbumDear Frustrated Superstar
  • 2009EPBuckminster Fuller
  • 2009EPJunebug
  • 2009EPReal Late Starter
  • 2009AlbumThe Graduate
  • 2010SingleI Don't Want to Go Out (We Are the Chatterleys Mix)
  • 2010EPI Don't Want to Go Out
  • 2010SingleNew Year
  • 2010EPSkeleton Key
  • 2011EPYes, December
  • 2012AlbumNew Year of the Wolf
  • 2013EPLonely Valentine Club
  • 2013EPWe Made It Through Another Year
  • 2014EPFree as You Wanna Be
  • 2014EPGrand Union
  • 2014EPLittle Bull
  • 2014EPLive from the Union Chapel (Live)
  • 2014AlbumRousseau (EP Version)
  • 2014EPRousseau
  • 2014EPSmall Things
  • 2014EPSpirit Walks
  • 2014EPThe Hold Tight
  • 2014EPWe Should Break Up
  • 2014EPWhen I Grow Up
  • 2014EPWhen the Morning Stars Sang Together
  • 2014EPWinter Rooms
  • 2015SingleThe Road
  • 2015AlbumThe Sound and the Fury
  • 2016AlbumMy Best Friends Are Imaginary: A Year of EPs
  • 2017SingleMan Didn't Walk on the Moon (Radio Edit)
  • 2017AlbumStay Lucky
  • 2017SingleTa Chance
  • 2017SingleThe Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
  • 2018SingleReviens au lit
  • 2018AlbumStay Lucky (Live from Rak Studios, 31/8/2017)
  • 2019SingleEnglish / Jerusalem
  • 2020SingleHold On
  • 2020SingleNext Life
  • 2020SingleOh Berlin
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