Nina Stamell
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Nina Stamell

Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia | SELF

Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia | SELF
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"NINA STAMELL – Another Little Death (Lady Dee Recordings) ~ Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir?"

La petite mort – the little death – is used by the French as a metaphor for orgasm, referring to the post-coital moments and associated expenditure of ‘life force’. Sydney solo singer-songwriter Nina Stamell’s debut album Another Little Death is, appropriately, an intimate affair. Endowed with a mature, slightly breathy voice – comparable to Holly Throsby or Jen Cloher – Stamell sounds right at home among the unobtrusive acoustic score. Sometimes sweet, occasionally a little melancholy – beautifully so on Ne Me Quitte Pas, the French-sung Jacques Brel cover – what her voice lacks in strength, it makes up for with its delicacy and intimacy. None of the album’s 12 tracks are rushed or forceful – this isn’t dashing out the door half-dressed after a quickie – it’s a series of gentle, lingering moments as heart rates subside, eyes refocus and the life force starts to refill. - Rave Magazine


With a album image reminiscent of Frida Kahlo and a gorgeous cover of Jacques Brel’s Ne Me Quitte Pas Nina Stamell sets the bar at a giddy height by association. Six years after her performance debut Stamell has finally released her debut album, and with the clever choice of Brian Campeau as co-producer she takes a solid leap upwards towards that bar. Like Campeau’s own work, Another Little Death favours understatement and nuance over volume and bombast. While influences like Nina Simone, Sarah McLachlan and Edith Piaf are audible, Stamell’s strength is that she has her own voice in terms of tone and timbre, one that creeps up and slowly wraps its arms around you. The songs have a tendency to drift at times, but the strength of Long Tonight and the 40s-style Time Afloat prove her versatility as a songwriter, and Wall provides a slow building peak to the album and highlights Stamell’s gorgeous voice. Available at limited stores or online only, its worth seeking out and saying you heard her first! - Alternative Media Group


Another Little Death (2009) (Lady Dee Recordings)



Singer/songwriter Nina Stamell recently released her first album, Another Little Death. Rich in atmospheric harmonies and winsome folk melodies, the 13-track album reveals influences the likes of Nina Simone, Edith Piaf, Regina Spektor and Sarah McLachlan, while establishing Stamell as one of Australia’s most exciting new talents. Stamell’s vocals are complex and captivating.
“[Nina] sings so beautifully she stopped the entire bar of the Glebe Excelsior for over an hour,” said Vic Farrell of Letterbox Music. “She’s magic!”
The album includes the Triple J Unearthed-featured tracks “Weigh Down” and “Time Afloat”, as well as an unforgettable cover of French singer/songwriter Jacques Brel’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas” (“If You Go Away”).